Rants and raves

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I WANT TO THANK the city of Augusta for continuing to offer the fireworks on the riverwalk every Fourth of July. It's a big hit.

AFTER WATCHING THE Augusta-Richmond County Commission meeting on Comcast Channel 4 Saturday, I have concluded that its members really need to get their act together. I am ashamed that circus was even on the air for them to embarrass themselves. Don't call in the clowns - they are there.

WITH JACK ABRAMOFF behind bars and looting of Indians coming to an end, Ralph Reed is getting ready to loot the taxpayers. I won't be surprised if he wins.

TO THE RANTER who pities me for having mentioned pity for Ann Coulter, touch! Nothing could be more pitiful than responding to her brand of nonsense in a local anonymous forum. Never again. I feel so used.

IT IS A JOY TO SEE the kids at the aquatic center at 7 a.m., swimming fast, having fun, looking good, not an ounce of fat on any one of them.

THIS IS A RANT to all the idiots running red lights, cutting in front of me and flying up behind me like a bat out of hell. Come on and hit me. I need a new car.

IT DOESN'T MATTER if you love Bush or hate him, if you agree with his politics or not. The fact of the matter is that he is president until 2008. He is going to be in that office for the next two years. Nothing can be said or done to change that. He's our leader, and he needs the support of the country. We're supposed to stick together in a time of war, not tear each other apart.

A RAVE FOR GROVETOWN. Never have I seen such a growing community with such friendly people. We attended the Fourth of July barbecue and was amazed at how nice the event was and how wonderfully sweet the people serving was. Thank you, Grovetown, for a great time.

HERE'S A RAVE and a round of applause for Andy Johnson, whose article "Protests are good practice of our rights as Americans" appeared in the Chronicle on July 4, 2006. Mr. Johnson's perceptive remarks demonstrate his love for his country, and America is fortunate to have a patriot like him speaking up for those who try to improve their government by criticizing it. While it may not fit on a bumper sticker, some of us believe in the motto "America. Love it and work to make it even better."


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