Rants & Raves

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LET’S HOPE federal charges can properly be put forth to punish George Zimmerman for going against training and the direct word of law enforcement. How can you possibly say after that that Zimmerman was OK to stalk and physically attack someone just because they walked in his neighborhood and he didn’t recognize the person?

PEOPLE WHO WANT the military budget to pay for fireworks and flybys had get a better life outlook. With the bad economy, it is foolish to expect free and expensive entertainment by the military as a life necessity.

ERIC HOLDER IS at it again. Even though a jury has acquitted George Zimmerman, Holder wants the Justice Depart­ment to see whether any federal criminal charges are warranted. He just can’t (let) the jury verdict stand, and unfortunately he has given false hope to people who think that things will turn out differently.

I WISH WE COULD all get on with our lives now that the Zimmerman trial is over with a clear verdict. Unfortunately, we have the race-baiters stirring up fear and resentment thinking that sheer numbers will somehow turn the justice system around and find Zimmerman guilty (of what?). It’s time to move on with our lives and put things behind us.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE performance-based teacher evaluation system being tested across South Carolina will not have letter grades as part of the process. The letter grades, A through F, were a way to clearly communicate to teachers how they were performing. The educators felt that the letter grades would be degrading to the teachers. With the new process, how do we tell the good from the bad?

I GO TO WORK at 4 a.m. The traffic lights on River Watch and River­west and River Watch and I-20 will be red with no traffic. Going down Reynolds, the same problem. Is it that hard to fix this? One doesn’t have to attend the traffic course at Northwestern University to figure it out.

WONDERFUL! CAN WE get Stevie to boycott Georgia and South Carolina, too?

A BIG RAVE for Savan­nah at the Double B Plant Farm, off Wrights­boro Road in Grovetown. By chance, I went there looking for a “hard to find” shrub. They had what I needed at a very reasonable price, and I had the pleasure of being served by a delightful and knowledgeable young lady.

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