Rants and raves

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I WOULD LIKE TO rant about the ongoing yard sale 24/7/365 in the 800 block of Edgefield Road in North Augusta. Why has North Augusta let this eyesore go on for so long? What a sorry mess! I bet if it were on Georgia Avenue, everyone would be complaining.

in a large retirement complex, there are many lively conversations about the world. Ann Coulter's columns provided us with wonderful discussions. Please bring her back.

NOW THAT CYNTHIA D. (Disgraceful) McKinney has been ousted again - hopefully, for good - will the racist officials in Atlanta finally give a proper name to the Cynthia McKinney Parkway? There are enough boulevards and parkways named for prominent deserving minorities without honoring an anti-American buffoon such as Ms. McKinney.

WHY DOES IS TAKE so long and so much money to get rid of school Superintendent Charles Larke? In a business, which Augusta is not, the procedure is simply to notify the person he/she is released, given a voluntarily termination amount, and there is a temporary replacement until a permanent one is found.

THIS IS A RANT about the Allendale, S.C., police shooting. It hasn't been said that the shooter, which was the officer, was white or black.

IT WOULD BE REAL nice if you would find a little space on your business section to print the gold price. I mean, The Associated Press had an article in today's paper talking about how the gold price slid against the dollar, but it didn't say how much it slid or what it slid to.

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY should be ashamed of herself. She should stop blaming others for losing the election and take responsibility herself. She should stop blaming the white Republicans and the Jews and anybody else. She's responsible, no one else.

THIS IS A RANT for the ranters about Gov. Sonny Perdue and his vouchers for the teachers. My sister is a teacher, and without that voucher she would have had to pay for her schoolroom expenses out of her personal pocket.

THIS IS A RAVE for the Rants & Raves column for putting more articles in there. Now how about putting mine in there for a change?

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT getting rid of some of our policemen. That's ludicrous. We need to get rid of all of the commissioners.

THAT LAST FEW DAYS the Rants & Raves column has been bigger and longer. Fantastic! Wonderful! Love it. Keep it coming.

THIS IS A SUGGESTION for the 85-year-old man in a wheelchair receiving unwanted calls for a satellite dish. If he does not have a computer, ask someone to send an e-mail on his behalf regarding his request. I did. Although it took two very firm e-mails - the second one saying if I received another call, I will report this organization - it worked.

RANTS TO AIKEN County Animal Control for referring me to a pest control company that wanted to charge $230 to remove a poisonous snake from my yard. Raves to the Belvedere Fire Department for removing the water moccasin so promptly.

WITH THE NEW SECURITY regulations of no gel, no toothpaste and so forth, the simplest way to avoid all the delay at the security check-ins is for everyone to take off their clothes at the counter and fly nude.


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