Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

CONCERNING “sheriff’s nephews arrested.” They’ll get off. They have connections. If it was me, they would lock me up and throw away the key. Read about their slap on the hand later.

 

I HAVE NOT SEEN anything about the breach in security at the Navy Yard. Surely someone has to be held accountable for letting a deranged person with a rifle into the facility? With proper security the shootings would not have occurred. The president jumps on the bandwagon of gun control instead of telling us what he is going to do about mental illness in this country.

 

GEORGIA TECH GETS a big ACC win over North Carolina and gets one small article in this paper. UGA gets a cupcake win over mighty North Texas and gets three articles, and two of those take up almost two complete pages. Does the inequality have to be so blatant with this paper? It really is getting old.

 

RAVES TO THE Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office for the crackdown in Fairington/Town and Country neighborhoods on the speeders going through here. The speed limit is 25/20, and most people on Teakwood Drive run 45-plus mph. Keep up the good work.

 

THERE IS A leash law in Harlem; however, it does not appear to apply to the first lady of Harlem.

 

YOUR FRONT-PAGE story about a sickle cell GRU grant gave a lot of info, but did it ever tell us who provided the $8.8 million.

 

A QUOTE FROM MSNBC.com, “President Barack Obama urged supporters on Saturday to ‘go back at it’ and pursue gun control measures after mass shootings in Washington and Chicago in the past week put the spotlight back onto the problem of gun violence in the U.S.” Does anyone else see the irony in this? Both D.C. and Chicago have draconian gun control laws.

 

TO THE PERSON ranting about freeloaders and their “benefits” on Sept. 30: Realize that envy is one of the seven deadly sins. Perhaps those who feel these thoughts should be forced to walk in the other person’s shoes. I have. It’s not the ride you envision. I thank God for helping me through it, and I thank those kind enough to lend their hand.

 

PLACES SUCH AS Goodwill wonder why donations are down? You have so many people who keep saying they need handouts when there are already so many places giving those. Then you also see folks panhandling and getting gobs of money from maybe several people.