Rants and raves

Comments from our readers:

A RANT TO THOSE lying oil companies. The only way you can have record profits is if you are charging way more for your product than it costs to make.

IT JUST PROVES Richmond commissioners are thinking of nobody but themselves when they won't take a reduction in their gas allowance. I guess they feel they are entitled.

A PRANK IS TP'ING a teacher's car. Placing an ad in the yearbook that says "burn the school" is not a prank.

I SEE THE Richmond school board is concerned about budget shortfalls due to having less students register. Seems simple to me: Less students mean you need less budget. There is no need to raise taxes, just downsize your system.

GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Kathy Cox gave a "defense of Georgia's" lousy eighth-grade math (and social studies) tests while she "conceded that state officials were to blame ..." How is pleading guilty a "defense"?

CURTIS OSBORNE WAS executed recently for murder. His execution was delayed for about two hours because prison officials could not find a vein. There was never any such problem with hangings or firing squads.

POLICE OFFICERS ARE already underpaid and unappreciated. Why would you make them park their cars? This not only affects them but it also affects their families.

THIS IS A RANT and a recommendation to the Georgia DMV. Why cannot this state require all licensed vehicles to display both rear and front license plates, as many states already do? With the rapidly growing use of surveillance cameras, this would surely aid crime-solving efforts.

I AM NOT AN English teacher, but it was almost painful to read "Tim Russert's heart might have just wore out" as the lead sentence in your editorial. I always urge my grandchildren to read the newspaper. I will amend that request to read it with a red pencil in hand.