Rants & Raves



THERE IS A BILLBOARD on Bobby Jones Expressway behind the mall at the railroad tracks with rags hanging off it. It has been like that for more than six months. If they aren’t going to put a new sign on it, they should tear it down. There are enough signs along Bobby Jones as it is. They should not allow any more.


THERE IS A DIP on Karleen Road in south Augusta between Tobacco Road and Ulim Road. If that dip was on Walton Way, Monte Sano or Henry Street, it would have been repaired a long time ago. It has been like that for more than 10 years. What are the people in south Augusta supposed to do to get it fixed?


I’M A PRE-SCHOOL teacher and I received a “thank you” gift today from a parent of a pupil since the end of the year is near. My gift was a coffee mug, cheap cookies and a teacher note pad. The parents are wealthy, but there wasn’t much thought put into the gift. I will be giving your child a gift next Thursday. Teachers have enough coffee mugs and note pads because if you remember, that’s what you gave me for Christmas. A teacher would really appreciate a gift card from anyplace, even just a $5 amount, or something they could use.


A HUGE RANT TO ASU’s admission’s department. One worker was very condescending when asked simple questions by an already-nervous incoming freshman. If this is any indication of what is to come, I don’t like it at all.


WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE someone would oppose a voter ID rule? It’s simply because they want illegal votes with which to steal an election. These same crooks don’t want you to have weapons to defend your home and family.


MITT ROMNEY AND the Republicans want to take our country back to tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and let Wall Street write the rules. We’ve seen that movie before. We know how it ends, and none of us wants a sequel.


WE ARE CONSTANTLY advised that U.S. students’ grades are lower than other countries. Could it be that we are more concerned with how the school’s sports teams are doing? Sports is fine but should be extracurricular, not taking the students away from classroom. There is a section of the paper devoted to sportsm yet any academic accomplishment might rate a small article tucked away in some minor place of the Metro section. Let’s give more credit to the academic students.