Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

 

GOVERNMENT FORCING banks to make mortgage loans to unqualified borrowers is what put us in the present economic mess. Now Obama is pushing the same deadly program again.

 

A HUGE RAVE FOR Diane at the Columbia County tag office! She made sure that my disabled mother’s tag was put on her car before she left. My mother is still talking about how nice this lady treated her. It’s great to know there are caring people around.

 

RECENTLY, SEVERAL other law enforcement officers and I walked into the Cracker Barrel to eat before attending the funeral in Aiken. As the hostess walked us to our table, the entire restaurant stood up and began clapping, with many of them thanking us for the job we do. We sat down, ordered and ate.

When we asked the waitress for our check, she said, “Oh, the group of ladies sitting next to you paid your bills. They said to tell you thank you for what you do.”

I’ve never experienced anything quite like that before and it was greatly appreciated by all. It helped to remind us that there are plenty of good people in this world and in this city. By the way, there were nine of us.

 

NICE JOB ON width of paper; now please reduce the length!

 

I DO WISH IF parents are going to check their children out early from school they would not say they have an appointment if they are going to throw a fit when you ask them to return with the doctor or dental excuse. If your child truly has an appointment, it should not be a big deal. Yes, the car line is long, but you stand in lines just about everywhere you go. This is why our children behave the way they do. It truly does start at home.

 

WHAT’S THE BIG deal about an ID to vote? I didn’t hear any protests about showing an ID to get a free turkey or toys from the James Brown Giveaways. If you have nothing to hide, then stop acting like you do. Act like the upstanding citizen you want to be treated like.

 

I THINK THAT any protest that is composed mainly of high school and college students should be largely ignored. They don’t have anything better to do, and they mostly just want to congregate for social reasons.

 

I AM PAYING 28 percent. Are you satisfied with that rate, Obama administration? Am I paying my “fair share”?