Rants & Raves

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WHAT'S UP WITH all the city and county employees and police officers getting fired in McDuffie County? How come no one can actually come up and make a statement or give a comment as an official as to what's going on?

I'VE BEEN LOOKING at this here Republican field for the 2012 election, and I tell you what. The field itself is a joke. I really respect Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, but Mike Huckabee has turned into a showman, and he says he used to be a preacher. But Donald Trump is a joke. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, no way. And Newt Gingrich, way too much baggage.

THIS IS A RAVE . We want to thank the drama teacher and the students at Greenbrier High School for the fantastic job they did putting on the play Peter Pan . It was very professionally done, and a good time was had by all who attended.

THIS IS A RANT . Augusta utility employees -- not workers -- caught smoking pot while they should have been working is the worst case of waste, fraud, theft, etc. Now the question is, what are they going to do to them? That's typical Augusta government. Hiring known criminals.

COUNT ME IN for boycotting this year's Summerville Tour of Homes. I refuse to give any of my money to an organization so it can hire lawyers to keep a church from providing a safe environment for our children. Once Summerville comes to its senses and gets some common sense, I might patronize its tour again.

TO THE OFFICER who put in 18-plus years: You are no different from anyone out here We all miss events in our child's life for our work. You are not due anything but your paycheck and retirement. To "take" what you think you deserve is stealing from taxpayers -- no different from a Walmart worker taking a few bucks from the register because she thinks she works the hardest but doesn't get paid enough.

WHAT IS GOOD for the goose is good for the gander. Demand mandatory drug testing for all elected officials and all Richmond County personne.

WHY IS IT BP OIL'S gas is anywhere from 1 cent to 10 cents higher, and the rest of them are going up too. We need to boycott BP.

THIS IS A RANT for Columbia County transportation. We still have five brand-new special ed buses sitting in the field out here, that have been here since October. Your children are still out here on hot buses that could be in a brand-spanking new bus. Somebody needs to look into this.

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