Rants & Raves

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WHY DOES THE Augusta Commission think that the residents of Richmond County should be made to pay for their below-standard trash service? They picked up nothing at my house on the scheduled day. I don’t appreciate paying for nothing.

I THINK IT IS A shame that you all are doing all this work to Bobby Jones but do not consider all the people who ride a bike to work. I have been looking for a job for a year and a half now, and on my second day a cop tells me I cannot ride my bike on Bobby Jones. Now I have to go out of my way to get to where I need to be when Bobby Jones is a straight shot and buses do not run at night.

RAVES TO THE Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office for starting a reserve deputy program. More can be done, however. Currently, only certified officers may join. There are many people who would like to help out who do not have the time or the money to put themselves through an academy to become certified. Richmond County needs to hold a nighttime reserve deputy academy. This will allow people to become certified and help out.

IT’S FUNNY THAT Republicans think there is a certain truth that must be called out from the president. Where were they when Bush, Cheney and their millionaire buddies got exclusive and nonbidding contracts during the Iraq War that Bush cowboyed our country into?

SAXBY CHAMBLISS says that it’s male hormones that cause the sexual assaults? The criminal men who rape are responsible; we don’t care about their hormone level. Just charge the fools and lock them away.

OUR FEDERAL government’s spying on citizens’ e-mails, using the IRS to go after groups not on its approved list and covering up American deaths in Libya does not prove bad intent. Rather, the folks running our nation are confused. They believe they are the government of North Korea.

THE NEWS MEDIA USED to say “Our duty is to speak truth to power.” It seems these days the media are more interested in ignoring the truth to keep the people in the dark while keeping those in power in power.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the person who paid for my family’s dinner at the South Belair Road Cracker Barrel.

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