Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers.

I AM A RETIRED Richmond County English teacher. No. 1, you can't teach students who don't want to learn. No. 2, you have to try to retrain the habits that they pick up at home. No. 3, the parents do not support you. No. 4, the school system refuses to let you fail these students. Now you know why I'm a retired teacher.

A RANT FOR Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. They certainly look like the Ramblin' Wreck.

I JUST MOVED DOWN to the Olde Town area of Augusta a few months ago. It's a very pretty, beautiful neighborhood. If you could only do something about the panhandlers. You can't even take a walk in the morning or the afternoon without them worrying you to death.

RANT FOR YOUR so-called conservative newspaper. Instead of wishing people a happy new year on the front page of your paper, you chose to run a picture of that communist leader that they call a president that got elected on Nov. 4.

WHY DIDN'T THEY just shoot Justin Elmore's tires out?

A THANK-YOU TO Derek Brown. He helped assist two females on Dec. 30 who stalled their car out by the Augusta Mall.

A RAVE FOR THE CHRONICLE for the front page coverage of good news in the Dec. 22 paper. Thanks for the great coverage of the Bridge Ministry. It is wonderful to see the people being ministered to and now they are helping others.

NOT ALL ANGELS HAVE wings, but the young man who stopped and changed my tire (I'm an 82-year-old woman) on Marks Church Road certainly is an angel, and he has earned his wings.

A RANT TO THE declining morality of our country. The play and movie Mamma Mia! is essentially about a woman who has sex so frequently with different partners that she can't determine the father of her child. Yet we put it up for awards and accolades. What kind of example are we setting for our children?

I HAVE A RAVE FOR Officer Mike last night at the Bell who retrieved my purse and my keys I left in my car while I watched the Mamma Mia! show.

A HUGE THANK-YOU to Barney's Pharmacy. We can't possibly tell you what a compassionate group of family you are.

A GREAT, BIG RAVE for Georgia Rep. Ron Stephens of Savannah for wanting to raise the tobacco tax by $1. Besides discouraging kids from lighting up, it might also discourage some of the stinky, presently nicotine-addicted smokers from lighting up. I only wish stinking smokers could be taxed $5 a pack.