Rants and raves

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UNEMPLOYMENT VS. tourism: Did you know that the average casino employs between 900 and 1,200 people? That's right. Tourism would benefit from this venue. How do I know? Mississippi has 33 of them, and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

THIS IS ABOUT the theft of money from the Richmond County Tax Office. It looks like somebody sure benefited from Richmond County taxes; it just wasn't the citizens of Richmond County.

A HUGE, HUGE RAVE for senatorial candidate Scott Brown in Massachusetts. His quick wit and sound intellect are sorely needed to bring a degree of balance back to the Senate. Just an amazing, historic event.

MY RANT IS ABOUT the banks in our area. They have money for advertising. They are calling you all the time, like telemarketers, trying to get more business. But when you go there during your lunch hour, you have to wait in line for 15 to 20 minutes because they are too cheap to hire enough help.

WHY DO WE need politicians? They don't do what they say they are going to do once they're voted into office. They sure don't work for the amount of money they receive. In my opinion, as a group -- no matter on what level -- they are the biggest waste of the taxpayers' money that there has ever been.

NOTE! CHAPTER 4 of the DMVS manual clearly indicates the need to use turn signals and how to properly make right and left turns.

I THINK IT'S so ironic that all these American-born kids are all of sudden running to join up with terrorists, after 17 or 18 years of living with the freedom to say and do and eat what they want. Now they want to denounce it?

THIS IS A RANT about the new super speeder law. Why do they tell us its not about the money? Anyone who believes that is just what they think we are -- stupid.

RANT FOR LAW enforcement traffic division: Why is time wasted passing laws, posting speed limits and making idle threats to supposedly slow down speeders? Travel Bobby Jones, I-20 or River Watch. If you drive the speed limit, you get cursed at, flipped off or honked at. Enforce the speed limits.

THIS IS A RANT. I wish George Bush would quit making it rain and causing all the potholes on Windsor Spring Road.

I HAVE ONLY LIVED in Augusta for a year, and I can tell you that with what little this city has to offer downtown -- besides a majority of empty buildings and strip clubs -- if they put meters in, I will never set foot down there to spend my money. I'd rather drive to Aiken. It has a lot more to offer and no parking meters.