Comments from readers:
GOD BLESS OUR brave troops and our great president, George W. Bush. May the good Iraqi people soon know freedom as we do. Some Americans seem to have forgotten that our heavenly Father is the reason this country was founded. Christianity, folks, check it out. You'll like it.
MARTHA BURK, WHY don't you go over there and make yourself useful and fight in Iraq next to the men? Hide behind a tree until the fighting is over.
OUR MINDS, HEARTS and prayers are with the military and with our president, George Bush.
MARTHA BURK has rejected the area picked out for her to protest because it is too far away from the main gates. Yet if she does protest where she wants to, she will block traffic and pedestrians. Funny, isn't it? It is her organization that is against anti-abortion demonstrators blocking the doors to abortion clinics. Is there a double standard here?
THIS IS ABOUT everyone complaining about smoking areas in restaurants. What about bowling alleys in Augusta which don't have designated smoking areas? We don't even take our kids there anymore.
A REAL HOORAY to the people in Florida who canceled Susan Sarandon to speak for the United Way. She isn't anything but anti-American. She speaks freely because our boys are dying.
WE UNDERESTIMATED Iraqi resistance, American troops are missing and combat troops are eating only one meal a day. We haven't learned our lesson yet, have we? That pretty much sums it up.
I THINK SADDAM Hussein might surrender if we sent Martha Burk and Jesse Jackson out there.
IF YOU ARE trying to decide where to spend your dollar, look at the front of a business. If you don't see an American flag or a yellow ribbon in front of a store, you might want to spend your money elsewhere.
THIS IS A rant to the Richmond County jail about the inmates fighting over the volume of a television. We shouldn't provide a television for the inmates to sit around all day and watch. Many can't afford a TV in this area, yet we are spending our tax dollars to provide televisions for the jail.
I WOULD LIKE to commend the Jackson and New Ellenton police departments for their response times. I am very appreciative of one call in particular. These guys work hard for their bread and butter. I have the utmost respect for them. Keep up the good work.
I WOULD LIKE to rant about one of our local building supply establishments. As I was checking out some merchandise, one of the employees behind the counter was talking about how our military sucks. In this country, you can complain about all of the politicians in this country, but don't degrade the men and women who have volunteered to serve and give their lives to protect our way of life.
I WOULD LIKE to leave a rave for Famous Dave's Barbecue on Washington Road. I had my 78th birthday over there Sunday. I left my purse and didn't miss it until three hours later. The honest people there held it for me. I think those people need a pat on the back.
AUGUSTA MOVIES ARE obviously controlled by a monopoly. Many films never reach here, and the times for some are so restricted it's nearly impossible to see them.