Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers:

I'M NOT A POLITICIAN. I'm just an American, and I've been sitting here listening to all these talking heads on TV and I look at it this way: I'm a Christian, and I'm praying for my president to succeed. That's all we can do, pray for it and hope that he can turn this country around. God bless you, President Obama.

PEOPLE NEED to wake up and stop idolizing this man who's calling himself president. This country can't afford this man, or we will have to start learning Chinese.

PLACING THE GOLF statues at the Augusta airport would make a great first impression. It would be a plus for the Garden City. I hope our elected officials agree and work hard to make this happen.

THIS IS A RAVE to the persons responsible for the cleanup at Augusta Westview Cemetery. I was visiting there recently to place flowers on family graves and was pleasantly surprised to see how nice and clean it was looking. Thanks to all those responsible for this service.

RE: THE GLENN HILLS cheating scandal: Yes, one person in question took a fall and was transferred on paper to a lower pay scale. But "demoted" to classroom teacher? How many professional teachers have devoted their lives and souls to developing both their subject knowledge and their teaching skills? How many former military and business personnel have taken pride in going through the difficult process of certification in order to put their skills to work in education? So that people with important titles in a questionable alternative program can be "demoted" to teachers?

I DON'T MIND paying a little more for electrical power, but I think the power company, after paying for the nuclear reactors, should give us consumers a reduced rate. After all, isn't it cheaper for them to produce the power with nuclear reactors?

WHEN YOU SEE people without a job, looking for help, don't judge so easily. I have heard the expression, "Go get a job like everyone else." Well, if they're like me, they are trying. You really have to know someone these days to get a job. There is so much age discrimination going on.

THIS IS A RANT regarding new principals in Aiken County. Why did they take the assistant principals and put them in entirely new schools? Why not just move them up in the schools where they already were, where they knew the parents and the kids? Instead all they did was just move everybody around and jumble everything up.

I DON'T WANT the metric system. When we went to Ireland, my husband was able to figure it out because he's an engineer, but I am not, and I don't want our country changed. We're not Europe, we're America.