Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

 

HOW IS IT THAT the county can reduce the services by 50 percent and not reduce the rates? Simple logic says that they can reduce the rate. Oh, wait, just look at the money they are spending from the fees. Nice landscaping at the landfill, a new compressed natural gas station, purchasing new trucks for the contractors. They say this comes from the fees at the landfill and not our tax dollars, but couldn’t they reduce the fees at the landfill and then reduce the taxes that we pay? This should be illegal.

 

RAVE FOR Commis­sioner Donnie Smith for his valued attempt to hold the fire chief responsible for his actions. What is the reason for Bill Lockett’s call for Mr. Smith to halt his questioning of mishandling of the tanks for firefighters? Is this the same ploy being used here in Augusta as Washington D.C? The supervisors MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

 

RANT FOR RICK MCKEE. Mark Sanford has won his election. You have no reason to continue your petty attacks against him. You have no grounds to presume judgment on his parenting. He made a terrible mistake; he’s paid a high price for it. Are you trying to mimic the liberal, extremist editorial cartoons in the New York Times?

 

WHILE THE GRADUATION of the joint student bodies of ASU and MCG was historic, it was a very sad occasion. The people of Augusta had our history stolen, and The Augusta Chronicle continues to use the gruesome moniker that the joined university is now forced to bear.

 

INTERESTING THAT two of the most popular baby boy’s names are William and Liam, since they are the same name.

 

IT WAS REALLY NICE the mail carriers had a food drive May 11 but our carrier must have not wanted to participate ‘cause he left our mail in box and didn’t bother to reach down and pick up our food bags from me or my neighbors.

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE to get anything printed in this section of the paper? I have sent several comments over the past six months -- nothing printed. These comments were to the point, concerning a state or federal event in politics or sports. But yet I read such drivel as --why do tires on cars look like they are turning backward on TV. REALLY, this type of comment warrants comment in this section.