Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:

I work as manager of a high sales volume store. I have seen a dramatic increase in customer complaints since June, and they all have coincided with the 100-degree weather. I have heard complaints about the music, the temperature, the shopping bag size, the line for the restroom, and it goes on and on. I have worked retail all over this country, and I will admit I get the most complaints from this area. And I am originally from Augusta.

To those complaining
about the vague “them” and the Richmond County straw votes: I’m sure the local Democratic Party decided to include four questions on its ballot to determine voter opinion about relevant issues. The local Republican Party did not decide to include such questions on its ballot. And that’s the way it is.

Rave to Iry Jernigan Jr.
for pulling the woman out of a burning car. It’s refreshing to see a hero on the front page rather than some thug who’s not been sentenced severely enough. He modestly says he was only doing what he was trained to do. That’s partly right, but nobody can be trained to chance a hot fire and a possible explosion. That’s just the guts inside Mr. Jernigan.

I think it is remarkable that within a week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the media found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair in the last few years, with photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc. They even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that; they know which wedge! Obama has been in office for over a year, and this same press still cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors or locate any of Obama’s college papers or grades or how he paid for a Harvard education or which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980s. 

I am curious as to how the story of the student suing ASU is so newsworthy that The Augusta Chronicle decided to run virtually the same story, without a response from ASU, two days in a row, once on the front page of the Metro section and once on the front page. Had she been atheist, would this have happened? I think not.

Why did you write an editorial about the ASU lawsuit before all of the facts are out? You even mention that ASU officials have been told not to discuss the subject yet. Do you not feel ethically bound to get all the facts first before you start pushing your view on others?

A judge sentenced three juveniles for vandalizing a school. The three “discharged a fire extinguisher in … hallways and classrooms, including a tech lab … and computers (expensive stuff).” They also threw eggs and red paint all over the place. How much punishment did they get? 30 days’ confinement. The youngest got a whole 10-day sentence.