Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers:


A WORD OF ADVICE to the Democrats that are saying the Republican Party is done for or that it has become a regional party. Remember that Republicans were saying the same thing about Democrats from 2000 to 2006 and ended up getting their rears handed to them in midterm elections. All power is fleeting.

THIS IS A RANT for the Columbia County Board of Education. How is it possible in this day and age, when "your child's safety is our number one concern," that you do not have full-time nurses on every campus? Cut some administrators, and let's make a school truly safer.

THANK YOU, Betty Beard, for sensibly stating that this is not the time to incur an additional $35 million in bonded indebtedness for a TEE center. The voters were sold a bill of goods when they were given the opportunity to vote for a $20 million SPLOST when the commissioners knew that an additional $35 million would be needed for the TEE center. We also don't need to be collecting a sales tax for the next 50 years to "dress up" the Laney-Walker corridor. Get rid of the SPLOST.

THIS IS A RANT for the Richmond County school system. Stop threatening the jobs of your teachers and start looking at your top-heavy central office staff.

A RANT ABOUT the parrot that was found in Evans: It is illegal because it is classified as an agricultural pest. Will rabbits, deer, goats, etc. be added to this list, or are they already on the list and we are not aware of it?

RAVE: The Augusta Ballet has pulled itself up by the bootstraps -- eliminated old debt and brought to the citizens of the CSRA world class dance. Aspen Santa Fe was wonderful and refreshing. Bravo!

I ENJOY READING Eugene Robinson's articles. They remind me of my favorite Ronald Reagan quote: "It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that so much of what they know is wrong."

I'M TIRED OF EVERYONE saying our money was used for the bailouts. It's not our money; it never was. They took it and have been since we were old enough to work. We never touched it, and if we don't give it to them they will take everything we have and lock us up.

BIG RAVE to all those who have something to rave about: Keep up the positive attitude!