Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers:

PROBLEMS DIDN'T BEGIN with President Carter. Carter inherited a sick economy characterized by Nixon's wage and price freezes and Ford's zany WIN buttons.

I CHEW TOBACCO , and the smokers tell me that's disgusting. That's crazy!

TO THE GUARDS ON Fort Gordon's gates: Thanks to all of you who stand on the gates day after day and night after night in rain, sleet and bone-chilling cold! Maybe your supervisors should stand there with you for a couple of hours.

A HUGE RAVE TO Villa Europa! We had our mom's surprise birthday party there, and they completely played along with it and just made it a great experience!

I WOULD LIKE TO give Walton Rehab in Augusta a big rave. All of the staff there are just wonderful. Anyone seeking rehab, choose Walton Rehab.

SPECIAL THANKS TO Heartland Hospice staff for the wonderful care given to my mother.

RAVE FOR APPLING tag office, but where is my favorite agent with the sense of humor and smile?

A RANT TO the employers that are still using illegal workers and for the government for not enforcing the laws regarding worker status.

I THINK IT'S SAD when people make martyrs out of criminals. It tells you what's happening in our society today.

THIS IS A BIG RAVE for Deputy Beasley and Joseph Quinlan for finding and returning my wallet Dec. 18. It's a joy to know that there are still honest people in this world. Thank you, and God bless.

TO THE PEOPLE WHO do wrong: They break the law, then it becomes the police officers' fault that a tragedy happened. Yes, human life was lost, but officers have to protect themselves from harm, as well as all the other innocent folks who didn't need to be put in harm's way in the first place.

THIS IS A RANT. President Bush dodged a shoe, and Augusta policemen couldn't dodge a car.

JUSTIN ELMORE wanted the attention; he got the attention. He wanted to be a player, and he got played.

A BIG RANT TO the judicial system for not having Mr. Elmore locked up. He'd be alive if the judges had quit letting him out on all these probation violations and new charges. Criminals need to be locked up, not returned to the street every few days.