Rants and raves

Comments from readers:

ON MAY 9, 2007, we have just lost the whole Republic. Long live King George I of the USA. He has - with his Homeland Security Directive - said he can throw Congress out for as long as he sees fit. This is very troubling.

JIMMY CARTER, when he was seeking to be re-elected, Iran was holding American citizens hostage. When it was official he had lost, Iran released the hostages. Does anyone remember Ross Perot?

THE KU KLUX KLAN hasn't been active in the Augusta area since the early '70s.

ALL OVER AUGUSTA we have people with no income becoming addicted to expensive items such as cigarettes and crack cocaine. They end up pestering people to lend them money or do odd jobs or worse - stealing. It makes society a less safe place.

I'D LIKE TO TALK about Ben Harbin out in Columbia County. He must be changed to a Democrat since he's blaming everybody else for his problems. And I'm happy that he thanked the Lord that he wasn't hurt, but I'm thankful to the Lord that he didn't hurt any other families.

BOTTOM LINE: We don't need new immigration laws. We just need to actually enforce the current immigration laws.

THIS IS A RANT ABOUT my mailman - he didn't pick up my food, either, so I just took mine to the post office. Hopefully they'll do better next year.

JAMES KILPATRICK is so boring and he does not belong on The Augusta Chronicle's editorial page. Put him in the Metro section for people who want an English lesson.

I CERTAINLY HOPE that six votes from my family are not the only ones Mr. Whitehead lost due to his article on war.

PEOPLE USED TO be able to nap outside in the neighborhood on Elliott Boulevard. Then the basketballs started bouncing.

JIMMY CARTER saying Bush is the worst administration in history is like a skunk telling a possum his breath stinks.

THE DOGS ARE BARKING again on Hampshire Drive, which means yet another Sunday I can't have my windows open.

THE AUGUSTA COUNTRY Club (should) tear down the houses that it bought along Morningside Drive.

BEN HARBIN should be practicing what he preaches.

THESE GAS COMPANIES are managed by credit cards, Chase and Citibank mostly.

THIS RANT is in response to the person who believes that our war was another Vietnam and called us idiots. I bet you tried to vote for Nixon in 2004, you bubble head.

THIS IS IN REGARDS to the person who raved about Westview cemetery. They put fresh sand on my parents' graves.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH of this James Brown praise. He's not God.

THIS IS AGAINST the GreenJackets. I think that for $5 a soda should at least have a lid.

A LOT OF PEOPLE are watering their yards on the day and time they shouldn't, including businesses on Columbia Road.

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