Rants & Raves

FIRST, IT WAS about transportation for a wedding, next a three-car carport and now a whopping $284,000 for repairs and renovations spent on the Emperor Azziz residence. None, of course had approval from the state Board of Regents. It’s time we fire whoever is allowing this to happen!

 

IF MICHELE OBAMA is serious about doing something to curb obesity she needs to look into why the EBT card is used to buy soft drinks, candy and other sugar rich foods. I was behind an obese woman in Wal-Mart at the check-out counter who had a cart laden with such goods and paid for them with her Peach Card. It’s time for real action to address obesity!

 

I WAS SHOCKED to hear a student from Kazakhstan accused of hiding evidence for one of the Boston bombers was allowed to return to the U.S. in January without a valid visa. The question remains as to how many more were allowed into our country without the necessary visas? Who knows, there may be many among us planning us harm!

 

RAVES TO Augusta Chronicle for the lead editorial May 5, “A New Leash On Life.” It does take more community involvement and personal responsibility to slow down and ultimately stop the senseless killing of adoptable pets. Spay and neuter all pets. Adopt from our shelters to save lives, and stop breeding more, just to get a specific color or size dog or cat. Get involved. That’s what friends are for!

 

HOW GRATIFYING to see Obama’s pal, Warren Buffet, is making more money than ever before. I’m sure that since he pays so little in taxes, he will be patriotic and give more than required to bring his taxes up to the “fair share” level.

 

SHORT AND TO the point: One day a week trash pickup effective June 3, 2013. A 50 percent reduction of current rate applied on property tax. The claim that costs have risen as a fall-back for less does not hold water; all expenses have increased and the consumer’s incomes have been stagnant.

 

TO THE PERSON TALKING about Fort Gordon. If it wasn’t for Fort Gordon, Augusta would be just a dot on the map. People in Augusta are small minded and ignorant. But what can you expect from people never have set foot out of Augusta or the USA. Augusta making money off the soldiers that are stationed here.