Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:


RAVE TO THE DRIVERS who stopped at the light on Wrightsboro Road at Bobby Jones as I absentmindedly turned left on the green light. I was on a motorcycle, and I thank you for not running me over. I apologize.

I’D SURE LOVE TO find a restaurant that plays nice, quiet background music so that I can have a conversation during dinner without having to shout over the intrusive noise of the “music.” Some relaxing piano music would be great. I don’t need to hear rock, country, opera, big band, jazz, etc. Just some real quiet instrumental music would be terrific. Does anyone know of such a place in the Aiken and Augusta area?

FOR THE 2012 TAX YEAR, we could claim medical expenses that were over 2 percent of our adjusted gross income. For the 2013 tax year, we can claim medical expenses that are over 10 percent of our income. Yet, President Obama continues to tell the American people that he did not raise taxes.

THIS IS A RANT FOR all the churches that advertise that they want to give food away to people that need it. Then when you call them, they give you the third degree and don’t want to give it to you.

WHY DON’T THE politicians that are going to repeal Obamacare tell us what they’re going to replace it with. I don’t think they have a plan.

THIS IS A RANT FOR every member of Congress. They ought to watch the TV series Undercover Boss and maybe, just maybe, they can come back and get in touch with the real world and the hardworking people of this country.

THIS IS A RANT FOR the Augusta National talking about how much they miss Tiger Woods. I took my daughter there and his profanity was so bad I promised her I would never take her back until you people did something about these young golfers and the profanity and the little tantrums they throw.

THIS IS A RANT FOR The Augusta Chronicle because you won’t print the truth. If you really want to know what’s going on at the Charlie Norwood VA, I can tell you. If you’re not black, you can’t get any help. The majority of the people who work there are black. The majority of their patients are black. And if you’re white, you get put on the back burner. Everybody’s talking about race discrimination. Let’s talk about a little discrimination at the VA. Why don’t you guys print the truth?