Rants and raves

Comments from readers:

THIS IS A RAVE for Sen. Clinton. I hope she never apologizes for her decision in 2002. She made the right decision.

I ENJOY RANTS and Raves. Even though I don't live in Augusta, I get a kick out of reading what the public sends in. Keep it up. Also I love the gardening info in the paper. Wish you had more. It is really good.

PLEASE SEE IF SOMEONE can have the DMV put the phrase "SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" in huge, bold letters so when someone takes the test they are sure to remember it, and for those already driving, the right side of the road is on the passenger side of the car.

IF YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL is $90, lucky you, how about $190?

DICK CHENEY HAS a big mouth and is just adding to the unrest in the world. Also, gas prices will probably go up.

THIS IS KNOWN as a free country, where the president is elected with limited powers and not unlimited powers, as in a dictatorship. Someone please try to explain this to George W.

THIS IS A RANT to the U.S. government for considering to allow illegal immigrants to receive federal tax dollars to go to U.S. colleges. It is wrong. The only thing they deserve is deportation.

MY HUSBAND AND I would like to say thank you to the anonymous donor who paid for our lunch Feb. 23 at the Red Lobster on Washington Road. In the 16 years my husband has been in the service, this is the first time anyone has ever thanked him personally for serving our country.

CONCERNING PEACHCARE and Medicaid. Some of you people do nothing but harass the care providers. Get over it and pay for health care.

THIS IS FOR THE PERSON that said that they didn't have a role model in school for their child. If the girls in the South ever got married and stayed married, then you would have a role model called your father.

THIS IS A RAVE FOR The Augusta Chronicle's printing of the 23 countries who are with us in the Iraq war. We are not alone. The Brits have secured their area and deserve to begin their withdrawal. Why do we not hear about these other countries who have sent troops to help us?

I'M BIRACIAL AND I'm already sick of hearing about Al Sharpton and ancestors and how Strom Thurmond had his ancestors as slaves. I can't imagine how many of my Cherokee ancestors got their land taken away from them. I can't imagine how many of my Jewish ancestors were killed in death camps and so on, and I even had ancestors that were slaves. We all have ancestors in our past that were hurt, but we as people should just move on and get over certain things. It's 2007; learn from things and live in the present. I'll say it again. Move on.

THIS IS A RANT FOR Commissioners Andy Cheek and Marion Williams. They are always trying to use dollar words from their 2-cent brains.

PRESIDENT BUSH wanted to sue the person who ordered the attack on the twin towers. Then his focus changed. And people need to see that this was under false pretenses. His support had dropped and will continue to do so.

A BIG RAVE TO THE X-Treme section of The Augusta Chronicle. I am impressed and proud of all the young people. You are growing up in such a difficult world, and I just think that you are all doing a great job.

THIS RANT IS FOR THE sheriff's department. They didn't say anything about the road patrol, and that is the backbone of the department. They do all the work, and no credit was given to the road department.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW if people would consider the fact that servers can only serve what they are given. If the food is messed up, it isn't the server's fault. The blame should be on whoever is in the kitchen and not the people who bring the food out.

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