Rants and raves

Comments from our readers:

 

A RAVE FOR THE person that found my wallet and chose to keep it. I got a much lower rate on my new credit card, a better plan for my checking account and a more flattering picture on my driver's license. Oh, FYI, you were caught on video when you tried to cash one of my forged checks. Thank you very much.

WHY CAN'T River Watch be renamed for Ryan Clark? Recognize our own. How shallow our lives must really be not to remember what greatness could be.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE the money to tip, then don't go out to eat. We waitresses are trying to pay for Christmas, too!

RAVES TO COLUMBIA COUNTY for the beautification of Furys Ferry Road islands.

I AM FOR GIVING raises to the sheriff's department and the fire department, but there should be a better way of doing it rather than raising the homeowner taxes. This happens every time the county needs money.

SO COOL HOW Sheriff Strength and Richmond County Sheriff's Office busted all of those gangsta lowlifes in a rather clever mousetrap "tattoo mall." I wonder, is there a TV episode about this in production somewhere? If not, why not? I'd love to see these local punk thugs getting busted.

A RANT FOR you sports enthusiasts out there. Look at who Ohio State played this year, where they were ranked, and tell me the BCS is not ignorant.

LOOKS LIKE THE library needs to invest a few hundred bucks in security cameras for the restrooms instead of major bucks on plumbers and carpet.

A BIG RAVE for Channel 12's Meredith and Tim on the morning news. What joyful personalities!

TO ALL THE PEOPLE who drive around without car insurance, you are stupid and selfish.

A RAVE FOR Mayor Deke Copenhaver in his "lead salesmanship" role. He needs to sell his ideas to the Augusta Commission first and foremost. Let's hope and pray for progress as a community.

THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP Spectacular was the best event I've ever attended in downtown Augusta. A big thanks to Mayor Copenhaver, The Augusta Chronicle and all the sponsors. Great job!

BUSINESSES, HOSPITALS and schools cannot control the idiots that call in the threats until they are caught. If you are evacuated over and over again, guess what? It's for your own safety.

TO THE PERSON WHO ranted about bomb scares at Doctors Hospital: Are you nuts? Do you think they want the scares? What is your point? I think you have none.

A RANT FOR THE people who leave shopping carts in the middle of aisles at grocery stores and walk off. Folks, you ain't the only ones shopping there.

GO, TIM TEBOW! Yeah -- he'll get two more wins over UGA yet.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE a big rave to the CSRA Towing Alliance and its Tipsy Tow program, which is keeping some of the drunks off the road this season. These wrecker drivers could be home at night in a warm house with their families, but instead they're out serving their community. So a happy New Year and a tip of the hat to all you guys. You're providing a great service.

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED the letters to Santa from area children The Chronicle printed this year. How sad, though, that one child wrote that all he wanted was for his mommy and daddy to get married. Even if mommies and daddies don't think it's important to be married when they have kids, you better believe it matters to their children.

THE ONLY PEOPLE in America who are guaranteed medical care, housing, food and clothing are those serving time in correctional facilities or illegal aliens.

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