Rants and raves

Comments from our readers.

 

TO HELP the graduation coaches, let's get some graduation cheerleaders. "Open your BOOKS, open your BOOKS, wid-ER, wid-ER."

THIS IS IN RESPONSE to the rant from the other day about elderly drivers needing their licenses taken away ... It is you young people who drive like bats out of torment!

A RANT TO P.O.S.T. and the state of Georgia for changing the state requirements to become a police officer. Now you have to pass a college placement test to even be hired by the sheriff's office. If we could pass college requirements, then we would be in a different job for better pay.

KUDOS TO THE Augusta Museum of History for its quality crowd-pleasing James Brown exhibit. Considering the success, I feel the city and other sources should help fund its next grand idea for an exhibit on other local celebrities.

NICE PICTURE OF THE Petersburg boat being hoisted by a crane out of the Augusta Canal "as part of preparation for the canal draining." But why pay for that? When the water drains out, the boats will settle to the bottom. When it refills, the boats will float up with the surface of the water. No costs for cranes, boat storage, other connected costs.

PLEASE BRING BACK THE Lockhorns , make the crossword puzzle smaller and below the fold (as it used to be), and enlarge Word Warp so that I can see the solution. Sometimes I cannot make out the answers even with a lighted magnifying glass.

A BIG RAVE FOR Dr. Broadwater and his nurse Robbie at Augusta Cardiology for being so nice and taking the time to answer all the questions about my husband's heart problem.

A RANT AND A RAVE for the Richmond County school board and Tubman Middle School eighth-graders attending Laney next year. It would have been nice to notify us before we read it in the newspaper. The rave is for Dr. Frazier; he has totally changed Tubman Middle to a school that I am proud my kids attend.

TELL OBAMA I WANT my check, also -- except I'm not a minority, so the chance of that happening are slim to none.

TO THE RANTER WHO wrote the Augusta Commission is "without question the dumbest group (he) has ever seen." Don't forget, there is always the U.S. Congress to consider.

FOR THE RANTER who urged Obama to keep hands off the Social Security trust fund: Hey, wake up! Your Social Security trust fund is gone!

I AGREE WITH Lowell Greenbaum. Let's support and cheer on the new president just like we did to President Bush!