Comments from readers:
THIS IS A RANT for the inventor of the leaf blower. Groundskeepers everywhere are busy covering our shiny cars and trucks with a protective layer of dust and leaves. Couldn't it suck, or does it have to blow?
THIS IS A RANT for the Columbia County School System. We are tired as parents sending our children to school in the hot August temperatures. Why not wait until Sept. 1? August is too hot for school to start.
THIS IS A RANT for Westinghouse. They laid off 20 more people; managers said upper-level managers were going to get laid off. But the company is laying off engineers and hiring more engineers. They are using this to get rid of certain employees, some of whom have just a few years left until retirement. They won't tell the employees the truth.
THIS IS A RANT for the person who said he might leave Augusta if Ed McIntyre loses. I have one word for you: Bye.
BILL KIRBY'S articles are a bright spot.
HOOTIE JOHNSON AND members of the Augusta National Golf Club should apply for membership with the National Council of Women's Organization, along with a few hundred thousand other men.
TO ALL THE young people and waitresses complaining about old people: Just give them a few years, and they will be as old as the rest of us and have as many problems and be unable to get around so good.
WE DON'T NEED a new civic center in Augusta. The old one is OK. A new one would cost too much money.
THIS IS TO the administration at Martinez Elementary School. Ladies, please join the Marines. Get tough or get going. Discipline stinks.
I CANNOT BELIEVE all the fuss Augusta is making about the National allowing only one or two very rich women into the club. We are not talking about the average person here.
THIS IS A RANT for the Augusta city commissioners. I think they have found their fifth stooge with the addition of George Kolb.
THIS IS A RANT for all the people who think that racism isn't alive in the CSRA. Just visit the state fairs, the flea markets, the Confederate battle re-enactments and see the Ku Klux Klan books that are on display. The people who man these booths are very proud of their wares. Is this Southern heritage? If so, what if people find out when they get to heaven that God is black? By the way, I am not a person of color.
THIS IS A RANT for the so-called upstanding and prominent citizens who contributed to Charles Walkers' campaign, knowing full well how he was destroying our city, by his grip on power. I request The Chronicle to republish these names, so the citizens can see who these jackals are. Were they the victims of extortion, or did they have other axes to grind? Since some of these people hold public office or are paid by the city, the public has the right know.
THIS IS A RANT to the selfish person who doesn't tip waitresses. If there weren't any waitresses, who would wait on selfish, unimportant people like yourself?
THIS IS A RANT for people who walk/jog in the road during nondaylight hours. They are sometimes even pushing children in strollers. They need to realize this is very dangerous since drivers can't pick them up in their headlights until they are right on top of them. Do your walking, etc. in the daytime!
THE ARTICLE ON A.J. Kirkman, who saved a classmate, was so inspirational. Not only the fact that he saved a life, his belief in God was also inspirational. He sets a good example for all of his classmates.
REPUBLICANS HAVE too much money, too much hypocrisy, too much venom and not enough civility.
THIS IS TO THE PERSON who thinks they are an educated Republican. If you weren't so uneducated, you would know that our "democracy" gives you a choice of being a Republican. If you want a republic, then go to the Soviet Socialist Republic!