Rants and raves

Comments from readers:

THIS RANT IS TO the person that stole the Georgia bulldog stepping stone planted flush with the ground between my parents' grave markers at Westover Cemetery. My parents were avid Georgia fans, but that marker was not just for that. When their precious dog died after they did, I had her cremated and I buried her between them under that stone. I hope you enjoy it now.

I MUST ADMIT THAT there are a lot of ignorant comments in the Rants and Raves section. Sometimes it is too funny to be real. Then sometimes the comments are so stupid it's sad. But the comment about the world being flat - c'mon now, are there still people who really believe that? Does Augusta have the highest level of ignorance in the world or what?

THIS IS A RANT FOR the uninformed person who said the Bible claims the Earth is flat. You are wrong. The Bible teaches that the Earth is spherical, round in shape and not flat at all (see Isaiah 40:22). Next time you feel you must criticize the Bible, at least try and get your facts straight. Now how in the world could have Isaiah known about the shape of the Earth thousands of years before satellites and telescopes were invented? Must have had some inside information from a higher source, don't you think?

IN RETORT TO deadbeat mother-in-law ... Does he pay his child support? If yes, he is not a deadbeat. If his son eats hot dogs for dinner, wears hand-me-downs, is a day-care patient and lives in a cold house without toys, maybe that child needs a better custodian.

WITH THE BUS SERVICE being cut, maybe some of the folks that come to the drag strip can transport some of the bus passengers. Or some of those that haven't paid their taxes could have their cars taken for the taxes and given to those that have no cars and have to ride the bus that won't be there for them. Anyway, my 80-year-old mother shouldn't have to pay a buck to stand up on a moving bus. You elected these jerks, people; now live with it.

IF MY NEIGHBOR'S DOG barks all day long, will I get into trouble if I bark all night?

HOW TOUCHING THE comment was from the reader who cared for an aging parent and thought it was a great idea for the other children to be counted out of the will if they didn't do the same. How fortunate they are to have had such great parents. I wish I could say the same. I am the child who has been cut out of the will because I got tired of being manipulated by a mean, miserable old woman. She has told my sycophant brothers that she was taking me out of the will, but she doesn't have the courage to call me; she instead sends me a copy of the above rant from The Chronicle with no return address.

I AM CALLING REGARDING the soldiers stationed at Fort Gordon. My husband and I have traveled all over the world and he was 20-plus years in the service. And what I have noticed, especially being a Northerner, which would probably negate this whole thing, is that the black community here is more racist than the white community. They do not let the white community have a healing with them. And I hope it will come.