Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

 

THE EBT CARDS WERE intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash assistance for basic necessities, but now these cards are being used for all sorts of things. They are being used at liquor stores, retail stores, casinos and many more places never intended for the EBT card. If Presidnet Obama wants to clamp down on spending, this is a great place to start.

 

IT’S GREAT THAT Chasity Weston has made up her mind that she will never drink again, but my question is, who is on the hook for the more than $3 million for medical treatment?

 

I AM RATHER PLEASED that the Rev. Joseph Lowery was replaced by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver as the keynote speaker at Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters because the last time Lowery spoke he just fanned the flames of racism.

 

I DON’T THINK LANCE Armstrong is confessing out of guilt or shame. It’s because the game is up and his future is in a shambles.

 

IS THERE SOMEONE in North Augusta who can do something about the American flag on Campbellton Drive? It is so faded it’s hard to see the red, white and blue. Please!

 

WHY DO SOME restaurants and bars downtown check the ID of every person even if they’re 60 years old and look 60 years old? The law doesn’t require that.

 

RAVES AND PRAISE to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The staff on duty showed the most respect and compassion while they escorted my family during the funeral procession of my sister who recently passed. They stopped all traffic and removed their hats in respect to allow our family to go to the burial. Each light, each turn, each road, they were present. All this at no cost to the family. We appreciate this department beyond what our hearts can express.

 

I WONDER IF President Obama’s assault weapon ban will apply to his own department of Justice and Eric Holder and operations such as Fast and Furious, or is the administration simply above all laws and legal dictates.

 

WHY DOES THE president not see the debt problem? He now wants a free hand to raise the debt ceiling. The only answer he has to the debt ceiling is that we must raise it without equivalent spending cuts.

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