Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:



MAJ. GEN. Marcia Anderson says American military people “teach democratic elections … teach democratic forms of government … and provide humanitarian support.” When did armies stop existing to defeat enemies? Has political correctness taken over our military?


I HAVE YET TO hear a Republican candidate who can beat Obama. Seriously, I would hate to see what kind of shape this country would be in right now if a Republican had been president instead of Obama. This man had to make tough decisions to save this country.


COREY JOHNSON NEEDS to take a look at the neighborhoods in his district, especially the area off Peach Orchard Road that includes Rhodes Drive. There is one house that a tree completely demolished, two houses that burned and still sitting there, and several that aren’t fit to live in. How about getting this mess cleaned up? No wonder south Augusta has a bad name!


RAVE TO THE Columbia County Ballet for a wonderful evening of The Nutcracker. My great-granddaughter and I enjoyed it so much. A special rave to Clark, Chris and Haley for the love and friendship they showed us.


GO, NEWT. You got my vote.


I AM A 65-year-old retiree. To the people who are complaining about Magnolia Trace, I am a father of four, grandfather of three, married to the same woman for 43 years. I happen to be black. I am considering trying to get a place in Magnolia Trace. I have never been in any trouble, so I’m wondering who are they complaining about. They don’t know me.


SHAME ON NEWT Gingrich. He is a disgrace to the Republican Party. I will not vote for him.


WHEN WILL AMERICA finally have someone who unites the country instead of dividing the country? Instead of making the country weaker, make it stronger. Instead of pumping oil out of the ground, how about solar panels? Instead of talking about the color of one’s skin, how about uniting? Instead of the rich getting fatter, how about the poor getting help? How about educating instead of locking people up? If the economic situation was correct then there would be no crime.


SINCERE RAVE TO all of our loyal patrons of Ryan’s on Bobby Jones for the past 28 years. It was our pleasure to serve you. Thank you from the day crew: Sally, Cheryl Lynn, Kat, Sheila, Linda, Denise Iming, Ann Marie and Norma.