Rants and raves

THIS IS A RANT to our president of the United States for taking so long to make a decision with the situation in Afghanistan. This is why all presidents should be veterans. Also why does it take two months just to have a discussion with your commanding general?


JUST WANTED TO VOICE an opinion about Mark Sanford and the ongoing controversy. Politicians too frequently think that a public apology is all that it takes. Bill Clinton was not impeached, so Mark Sanford is not going to be impeached. I am sick and tired of a day-by-day, blow-by-blow of the nonsense. Either impeach him or don't, but please stop talking about it.

THERE MUST BE something wrong with me because I couldn't care less about Tiger Woods' problems. I don't understand people. These celebrities, athletes and actors, I don't care who they are. I don't want to hear about their lives. Who cares?

TUESDAY NIGHT Obama told us what to do about sending more troops to Afghanistan. We've been there nine years, and he's talking about sending 30,000 more troops. The Russians stayed nine years and quit. They had the same boundary. They pulled back because they couldn't do anything with Afghanistan. Obama should do the same. Pull back, and let them go.

WHAT KIND of commissioner will Matt Aitken make when he's not willing to attend forums and listen to the questions and concerns of his constituents? Or has he already thought about just listening to the big money backers who supported his campaign?

A RANT ABOUT Interstate 20's speed limit being 10 mph under River Watch Parkway's. Seems pretty backwards to me.

RAVE FOR THE PERSON who turned my keys in at the Grovetown Walmart. This is my thank you since I did not get to do it in person. It is so comforting to know there are still people in this world that do unto others as they would have others do unto them.

TO THOSE WHO CANNOT seem to drive at least close to the speed limit: Get off the road! Turn in your car and license and stop thinking no one has places to go and things to do.

A BIG RAVE for Augusta-Richmond County for setting up its Web site, www.augustaga.gov, so that water bills can be paid online. Click on the "pay water bill online" link and create an account. You're all set. Hopefully this will help with the backup of cars at the utility's office on Peach Orchard Road.

A BIG RAVE for Jerry Murphy and the IT staff for the Graveside project, entering death and grave information into a database for all Augusta city cemeteries. This is a huge responsibility, over thousands of records dating back to the late 1880s. Volunteers are needed to help with the project. Contact jmurphy@augustaga.gov.