Comments from readers:
TO THE RICHMOND COUNTY parents complaining about downsizing: You have to realize that the people who did the study do not understand the demographics of this county. They don’t live here. They don’t know anything about this place. Where do the kids of the elected officials who have already made the decision to do the downsizing go? A sixth-grader hanging out with a 12th-grader is nothing but trouble.
I HAVE A MASTER’S OF fine arts degree; and I certainly support the arts. But every time government pretends to help with anything (arts, health, etc.) that is not a legitimate governmental function, things go awry, taxpayers get robbed and things get worse, not better.
I CANNOT BELIEVE the people of Blythe who wish to scrap their rural library project in favor of Wi-Fi hotspots. This would be a great disservice to children in need of a place for their minds to expand. The Internet offers quick answers, but it cannot teach us how to use language or think independently in the same way that reading books and using a library can. Wi-Fi will simply allow citizens to foolishly believe everything they read on Wikipedia, check their Facebook and watch mindless cat videos. What kind of citizens do they want their children to become? Keep the library!
THE PERSON WHO wrote in about food stamps being cut off because of a car payment is dead wrong. Food stamps do not now and have never considered car payments in determining eligibility for benefits. The value of a car used to be counted in determining if someone exceeded resource value limits. This is no longer counted. If her benefits were cut off, it was for some other reason. I should know. I worked in the food stamp program for over 30 years.
SO, IF I COME OUT as a straight teacher, do you think that will make national news?
WHY ON EARTH are we raising money through SPLOST to pay for a state-owned building at MCG? More proof that they are planning to move MCG to another city. Watch where the state money goes for the next several years.
ALBERT EINSTEIN ONCE defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result. So we put our electric power lines up on a tall pole and a storm comes along and knocks it down. Then we put the lines back up on a tall pole and a storm comes ...