Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers:

WHAT, CAN'T A MAN have an argument with his wife and go barrelling out of the driveway and hit a tree and a fire hydrant and end up on the ground unconscious without people making a big deal out of it?

I SUGGEST YOU leave Tiger Woods and his family alone. It's none of our business. Not only that, we had four policemen killed recently. That's news.

THIS IS A RANT for you waitresses out there. I get so sick of hearing you whine and cry about people not leaving you tips. Well, you took the job, and that's what you are supposed to expect. Some people tip, and some people don't. Stop whining about your tips and be glad you even have a job. And if you don't make it on your first job, try getting a second job.

AFTER SPENDING the last 21/2 weeks traveling overseas and reading editorials and listening to commentaries, it is incredible that the rest of the world sees Obama as a bumbling non-performer. The major question that is asked by everyone is: Does Obama really believe that Iran does not want nuclear weapons and that North Korea will give up theirs? There is a tremendous amount of concern about what will happen to the world if this kind of thinking continues.

ON TUESDAY my friends and I went to see the Oak Ridge Boys. It was absolutely wonderful. I had not been in the Bell Auditorium in a long time. We were very impressed and surprised that everyone was so nice. A gentleman helped us find our seats, and when it was over, the same gentleman told us to have a safe drive home and a nice night. Thanks for a wonderful night and for bringing the Oak Ridge Boys to Augusta.

AS A BLACK MAN, I hope Matt Aitken can be a calming influence on the Augusta Commission. For years and years, I sat back and watched the black commissioners hold Augusta back. Instead of representing their people, they were representing their biases. They were the stumbling block for Augusta's future. Thank you, voters.

THIS IS A RAVE for all our members of the military and law enforcement. They are the ones between us and those who seek to harm us. When you are out and about and see a soldier or someone in law enforcement, take just a moment to say thank you for their service. You will get an appreciative response. I always do.

THIS IS A RANT for the work that was done on the railroad tracks on Old Evans Road near Washington Road. You have to go 2 mph over the hump that they have just created on that railroad train crossing. Could somebody please get out there and take a look at it and possibly fix it before somebody gets hurt or killed?