Rants & Raves

 I HEARD COMMISSIONER Joe Bowles call a private citizen “an idiot” on a local radio talk show the other day. I’m disappointed in you, sir, that you, as an elected official, could be so tacky as to call a constituent an idiot when you disagree with them.



YOUR EDITORIAL WAS a great tribute to Larry Munson. He was indeed a legend in college broadcasting. However, he was not objective in his calling of UGA sports. The quote at the end of the editorial said it all: “We just stepped on their face with a hobnailed boot and broke their nose. We just crushed their face.” There is nothing objective about those statements. A truly objective announcer does not use the pronoun “we.”


WITNESSING THE Re­publicans and the Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic.


THE EDITORIAL Nov. 23 was the best editorial that has been written by The Augusta Chronicle in the 20 years that I have lived in Augusta. Excellent editorial. We need to all live by it.


I THINK WBBQ is wonderful for playing Christ­mas music early. We need all the cheering up we can get in this economy.


GOV. DEAL’S column about government feeding children reeks of socialism and Karl Marx. Deal uses standard socialist scare tactics to con Georgians into thinking taxpayers must feed children. “At risk” sounds very bad until you remember that if kids are put at risk, they’re put there by lousy parents. Deal says, “It is our responsibility to make government work better for children,” while he ignores the fact that it is not government’s responsibility to feed citizens. He praises “public-private” groups, which always means “public” (government) controls. He writes of “leveraging … funding” Leveraging means borrowing, i.e., spending money you don’t have.


AMAZING THAT THE free turkeys are now limited to one per family. I guess if it comes out of your own pocket then greed is not good, but greed from the government is OK?