HAVING HEARD HORROR stories regarding poor service at the Augusta Social Secutity office, I was dreading the visit to clear up a minor problem. I visited the office during the lunch hour and, as expected, many of the service windows were closed. You could have knocked me over with a feather when my number was called within five minutes. The young man who helped me was courteous, patient and knowledgeable. As I sit here eating “crow,” I send a big rave to Craig Sollenberger for representing the Social Security office in such an admirable way.
IN THE PAST I HAVE been critical of Marion Williams and his obstructive ways of operating, but I now find myself fully endorsing his “Urban Veranda Concept” for downtown Augusta. This is a novel approach to bring life to the downtown section of the city, so let’s move on it. I am on your side this time, Marion!
PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES not really care what is in the immigration bill so long as it gets passed. He just wants to chalk up another victory for his time in office. Because border security needs to be a critical element of the bill, let’s push to make sure that it gets included. We just don’t want to see thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants pouring over our borders once the immigration bill is passed.
THE NSA SURVEILLANCE program did not work so well when it came to stopping the two Boston terrorist bombers. Even the Russians warned us that these two were up to no good, but we ignored them because our fantastic surveillance program did not identify them.
CONGRATULATIONS TO all the local heroes honored by the Red Cross. Singling out any one of those on the list would not be fair since they all went beyond the call of duty. Let’s try to emulate what they were able to achieve as we proceed with our daily lives There are so many ways that we can become heroes!
I AM SO TIRED OF these deadbeat dads and moms who get babies by every ex-con there is in this country, then want the government to take care of them. Furthermore, they need to stop providing all this Section 8 housing for the moms. Get a job and pay for things like most working class people.