Rants & Raves

AFTER ATTENDING the recent Arts in the Heart festival, I can understand why the city of Augusta is classified as a slum. The streets were filthy, the stench was terrible, the sidewalks had not been cleaned in weeks, trash was everywhere, especially in the doorways of the many vacant storefronts, and the graffiti were embarrassing. Wake up, Augusta; you’re turning into another Detroit.

 

WHAT IS HAPPENING to Americans? This question resonates continuously in my mind. Here I am, doing my master’s degree but unable to gain employment because when an employer reviews my application, the focus is my felony, not what I have accomplished since or that it is 12 years old or that there is no other blemish in my criminal record. Is having a felony going to be a lifelong persecution?

 

NO ONE SHOULD be able to starve unless he is psychologically too troubled to reach for all the freebies around. Free breakfasts and lunches for kids! Several free soup kitchens. Free handouts of not only foods to eat but also clothes, shoes and other items. Thousands of items available at virtually no cost in Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. A great many giving folks who set up food and other giveaways right from their homes. But we still don’t need to send so much money and other items out of country until we help out here first.

 

HOW ON EARTH do people drive new automobiles, have cellphones and fine clothes and still get food stamps? I work full time and don’t get a thing but a tax bill to pay for food stamps. Something major wrong with that.

 

IT’S ABOUT TIME that those historic buildings at the Wrightsboro Road VAs are finally authorized for rehab to use for those homeless vets in town.

 

IT IS TIME OUR elected officials wake up and face the destruction they are doing to our country. You have to believe that both houses have no idea what they are doing – these people are playing with people’s lives and don’t seem to care.

 

HUGE RANT TO WRDW for advertising and listing the Jets game and then showing bull riding.

 

RANT TO WFXG. On Sunday afternoon, the fourth quarter just started in the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles game. Next thing you know, we are watching the Dallas game.

 

IF AUGUSTA can be designated a slum, why doesn’t D.C. get honest and designate the U.S. Capitol and the White House slums?

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Thu, 12/08/2016 - 21:56

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