Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:

TWO QUESTIONS: Do they teach the law about tailgating in driver education? And question No. 2: Do highway patrolmen know what tailgating is and that it's against the law?

I WOULD LIKE to express my sincere thanks to the wonderful people at Bi-Lo on Furys Ferry Road, especially the manager in charge, who helped me with car trouble. They even went out and pushed the car out of the way until AAA arrived. My thanks and words cannot express my appreciation for these wonderful people.

WHY DO DRIVERS insist on using their fog lamps when there's absolutely no fog out, so they can purposely blind oncoming traffic. Please do not use the fog lights unless there is some sort of fog out. All it does is create a possible hazard or accident.

THE PRESIDENT SHOULD fire those teachers that are protesting. Class is bad enough. These kids can't even read and write. President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. Mr. Obama needs to get some backbone.

HOW TO SAVE the HOPE scholarship -- cut out the pre-K part of it. The HOPE was started to reward worthy high school students, not to finance a glorified baby-sitting service. Call for your representatives to return the HOPE to its original intent.

A GRAND PREVIEW of the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro sure revved up our emotions over the last year or so. It's been almost two years, and still the prices of these iconic vehicles convince us that dealerships would rather choke on them, sitting pretty on their lots, than to sell them. But after almost two years I've realized that patience is a teacher. I've learned a yearning heart, lusting eyes and wandering mind are temporal. No, I may not have my dream car, but I still have my sanity and my wallet.

WE JUST HAD to spend a few days at the Doctors Hospital pediatric unit. As hard and scary it was, the nurses were wonderful! Pediatric nurses, you rock! Thanks for making our experience better!

THIS IS A RANT to all the Scott Dean haters. I fear for your souls for judging this man so harshly. Moreover, I fear that it is quite possible that all of you may too one day have to spend a little time in the judicial system. I can only hope that your jury or judge is little less presumptuous. Remember, an indictment is not a conviction, folks!

I HAVE A RAVE for my trash collector, Columbia Waste. Not only will they put your can back where you placed it, they will come up to your house and get it should you forget to wheel it out to the curb. Then again, you choose your own (and pay for with your dime) private waste service in Columbia County. Competition will do that to people.

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