Originally created 04/01/04

Rants and raves

Comments from readers:

THIS IS A RAVE to commend the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for boosting up the Augusta economy during their regional conference.

THIS IS IN REPLY to the rants about the children selling cars and real estate and so forth. I think it's great. I enjoy seeing them, and anybody who doesn't enjoy seeing children doing things are just old grouches.

THIS IS A RANT for the person that wants the FCC to take Lex and Terry off of the air. Are you so ignorant that you don't know how to turn the dial and you need the government to do it for you?

A BIG RANT to the city of Augusta. What an awful view it is for those coming from the Aiken-Augusta Highway to see the abandoned hotel on the corner on Fifth and Broad with its torn curtains and its shabby look. Please clean it up if you're going to clean up the rest of the city.

THIS IS A RANT about the seat-belt law. They say seat belts save lives. What about the children on the school bus?

A COMMENT TO the person complaining about WRDW advertising about being in Augusta. Get over it! I live in Georgia and always watch WRDW news. WRDW news is much better than the news station in Augusta on Reynolds Street.

SEEMS WE HAD TWO more letters from two new raving, rabid, ranting Republicans of Hephzibubba in today's paper. (When you get really way to the right, maybe you get to go to Hephzibubba heaven). It is as if these people hold "W" in the same type of reverence that the people of China used to have for their emperors. Anything that is secreted from this man's body is sacred, holy and above reproach. Maybe we should go ahead and make him emperor. We already know that in this democracy, the majority doesn't rule.

THIS IS A RAVE for Deputy Andrew Lyons with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department. On a recent funeral procession, this deputy stood at full attention and saluted the hearse as we left Platt's Funeral Home. He did the same at each intersection he blocked off. What a wonderful show of respect this deputy displayed for the family and the deceased. I obtained his name from one of the funeral home employees. Thank you, Deputy Lyons!

THE LAST AMERICAN president who deceived the American people about a war, Lyndon Johnson, was also from Texas. He at least had the integrity not to run for a second term. President Bush thinks he should be awarded for his deception.

THANKS TO GREG M. with Continental Airlines. He saved my trip to Ireland from becoming a disaster. After leaving my purse (with passport and cash) at the Augusta airport, he was able to send my purse to Newark on the next available flight. His honesty and willingness to help were refreshing in today's society. I was sure my trip was canceled and I would never see my purse again. I can't thank him enough.

THIS RANT IS FOR THOSE who complain when the media takes a position with which they disagree. They are stating that their position is right, and anyone who disagrees with them is wrong. Get real. Everyone in the media is biased, including The Chronicle. Where The Chronicle is on the right/conservative/ Republican side, another newspaper may be on the liberal/left/Democratic side. That's the nature of media and people. It is people who make up the media. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they have more power than the liberals, conservatives, right or left or Democrats or Republicans. As the saying goes; "The pen is mightier than the sword."


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