Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:



AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, I would like to extend our appreciation for putting our “Zombie daughter” on your Halloween newspaper cover. You really made her week a new level of special, and I am sure she will remember it for years to come. As it turns out, it didn’t scar her at all, but it did become an unforgettable childhood experience. Thanks!


HOW COME THAT when GRU President Ricardo Azziz appears in the news it’s because he has done something underhand. Of course, we now find out he really meant something else when reporting the decline in population in Augusta. Between President Obama and Azziz, I wish they took more time to get their facts straight before opening their mouths. I really have had enough of lies and untruths from those in leadership positions.


I FEEL THAT RASHELLA Reed got off lightly for her scheme to defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Her sentence was a measly 14 years in prison, and she has to pay more than $8 million in restitution. You can bet that little or nothing of the $8 million will be returned. Her illegal gains were apparently used to buy very expensive cars, among other things.


PRESIDENT OBAMA told Republicans and others who oppose him, “Elections have consequences.” To the Democrats now facing the wrath of the American people because they voted for the deeply flawed Affordable Care Care Act (Obamacare) I have to say, Congressional votes have consequences also. Live with the results of your stupidity, Maybe you should have read the law before you voted for it.


RANT TO THE CITY of Hephzibah, the mayor, the police department and Chief Flowers. You folks like to fathom yourselves a small, close-knit community that keeps to itself. I guess because of annexation you think you can make extra income for the city by running radar on Highway 25 between Highway 88 and Mims Road. You should let the Georgia State Patrol and the sheriff’s office handle this and stay in your close-knit community and catch chicken thieves.


ALL I WANT FOR Christmas is my health care plan. It will be the only thing I can afford to give my family.


I WONDER ABOUT statistics about children going hungry. They can get free food at school, and their parents are getting food stamps. Surely the parent can make at least one good meal a day. I don’t believe the percentage.