Rants & Raves

Comments from readers.

RAVE FOR THE Columbia County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday during the heavy rain for giving tickets, citations, warnings to drivers parking in the “No parking fire lane.” Regardless of the weather and outside conditions, the “No parking fire lane” is for emergency use only. Keep up the enforcement, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

 

WHERE WERE ALL these demonstrators after the O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony verdicts?

 

I WOULD LIKE TO publicly thank Doctors Hospital, specifically the staffers and employees in the ER, Radiology, 2 South, fifth floor and the rehab unit, for the extraordinary care I received during my emergency 15-day hospitalization in May and June. The physicians, nurses and ancillary staffers (including housekeeping and food service workers) were not only professional but also very kind, compassionate and caring.

 

RECENTLY WE HAD a power outage for about three hours. Georgia Power came out to look at the trouble. They had two police blocking the street. Why are we using the police? Why didn’t they use flagmen? The police are stretched for enough.

 

I LIVE IN THE OLD city on a well-traveled public street. I’ve had pickup twice in the past six weeks under this “enhanced” garbage program. Very appropriately named. Now, they know where to pick up my stuff, but just why haven’t they? Will I get a pro-rated adjustment on my taxes?

 

TO PARAPHRASE WALT Kelly’s comic character Pogo, “We have met the enemy and it is the media.” When a media darling is declared not guilty, the defense did an outstanding job and justice has been served. Yet when someone the media has already judged as guilty is declared not guilty the prosecution was horribly inept and justice has been thwarted. Only in the eyes of the media is one guilty until proved innocent.

 

RANT FOR OUR governing bodies in Washington, D.C. Our type of government is supposed to provide for checks and balances. So far, I have seen very little checks and absolutely no balancing.