Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:



I HOPE THAT THE president has been watching the massive display of protests against America in Tehran. Apparently, it’s been the largest anti U.S. rally in years. Maybe the president should call his friend President Hassan Rouhani to see whether he still wants to be friends with us? This display surely puts a damper on future negotiations regarding their nuclear program. Let’s be super cautious in our dealings with them.


I WOULD LIKE TO thank Bobby Arthur of the Aiken County SPCA and Alton Johnson of the Aiken County Planning and Development. My neighbor had called the ambulance and was taken to the emergency room. I didn’t know what hospital she was taken to. She had left her dogs behind, and I was unable to feed them. I panicked, and Mr. Arthur and Mr. Johnson jumped right into action. What a wonderful job they did, and I can’t thank them enough.


RANT TO THE DOCTORS who are doing abortions after 20 weeks. Mothers, don’t you feel your baby moving at 20 weeks. That’s five months. Are you kidding me?


THE APOLOGY WAS phony. Obama must think the American people are stupid. Well we’re not. President Obama is being labeled a liar and is the laughingstock of the nation. President Carter is the only one who is happy about it because he will no longer be labeled the worst president.


RANT FOR AUGUSTA Commissioner Joe Jackson. Why in the world would he not want Augusta to be safe from cigarette smoke? It is our right to be healthy and smoke free. Why would you do that to Augusta?


WHAT DOES THE turkey giveaway have to do with voting? Think about it.


I AM A SURVIVOR of lung cancer. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If we gave more publicity to this like we do with breast cancer, people would take it more seriously.


ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago, locals ran their own schools with such remarkable results that the U.S. became the most successful nation in history. Now look at what letting politicians run schools has done.


I AM AGAINST the idea of the proposed “smokers license law” that would require a license to purchase tobacco products and then charge an annual fee based on purchases for removing butts from public property and cleaning stains from other properties. I already pay taxes for having someone clean up after me.