Originally created 05/14/00

Augustans: Stash petty complaints

Having just moved back to Augusta from Miami, one of my favorite things to do is read The Chronicle (The Miami Herald is simply the worst). However, this editorial page seems plagued recently by a bunch of petty, sniveling malcontents and people need to, well, cheer up.

So many people want to complain about the flag, Elian Gonzalez and Attorney General Janet Reno, and that great cartoon - issues that have no real bearing on anyone's life. If you want to complain, complain about the rape of Microsoft, something that affects a lot of Augustans and Americans, right in the pocket.

Even with all of these "important issues," we live in a great city, a great country with a great economy, and yes, we have a great community. (Trust me, I just moved from Miami, where it's not so great).

So why don't people stop complaining about petty issues and focus on what's good in their lives? It'll make things better for everyone.

To The Chronicle staff, keep up the great job.

William Ryan, Jackson


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