Rants and raves

Comments from our readers.


A RAVE TO Superintendent Dr. Dana T. Bedden. He is just what Richmond County schools needed. He was officiating at the annual All County Track Meet on Saturday. I have never seen a superintendent serving at that level with our children. I supported him when he arrived in Augusta and seeing him on Saturday further solidified that he is the man that we need leading our school system.

TO THE MAN RIDING his bike in Ivy Falls. Everyone knows that the rules of the road apply to bike riders as well as cars. You should have stopped at the sign, especially when the cross-traffic doesn't stop; next time you may not be so fortunate.

THANK YOU, MR. KIRBY , for your Sunday column about the old Augusta Police Headquarters. My father worked in that building and even though he is retired, I still see a super hero policeman in all black with shiny shoes leaving for work smiling and coming through the door having saved us from all the bad guys for just one more day.

RANT: CAN YOU NOT get a cup of coffee at the new and improved Augusta Regional Airport? If they can't afford to have continual service for a basic snack bar, then put something automated in. Also, I had the pleasure of getting pelted by rain. The overhang at curbside pick-up doesn't extend far enough to cover the driver side. Nice job, engineers.

A RANT TO ALL dog owners who let their dogs off the leash in public areas. My boyfriend and I were riding bikes on the access road between the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal and someone's dog was off the leash. The dog started out chasing my boyfriend's bike and then came after mine and was trying to bite the front tire. I don't blame the dog. I blame the idiots who own the dog.

RANT TO ALL BUSH ranters. Two years ago, Americans voted for change and we got it. Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006, we have seen: 1. Consumer confidence plummet; 2. The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon; 3. Unemployment is up; 4. American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses); 5. Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars; 6.1 percent of American homes are in foreclosure. Go figure!