Originally created 05/10/04

Rants and Raves

Comments from readers:

IF PROVEN TRUE, consider this to be a rant of epic proportion. A close friend, whose job it is to teach young children in one of our better schools of lower learning, informs me that he is constantly confronted with running out of basic supplies - yeah, paper and pencils (especially paper). Therefore, being the way he is, he takes money away from his already inadequate salary and buys some. What, pray tell, is Larke doing to earn his ill-gotten gains? You tell me.

THIS IS A RAVE for the Batson family. When I read the article about how your family took the Jackson boys in and treated the boys like they were your own children, I could not help but cry. We need more families, black and white, to do what you all did. Ms. Jackson, I know your boys will succeed in life thanks to someone who had a big enough heart to share. It would be wonderful if all of us, when we see potential, not color, to help develop it. Most children are just looking for something positive in their lives.

WHY IS IT THAT the Democrats and liberal media are the only ones upset about the pictures of Iraq's prisoners? Whose side are they on? One may wonder.

THIS IS A RANT for the city workers of Augusta. About two years ago, they placed red plastic strips around some dead trees on Central Avenue. I assumed these trees would be taken down as they are very dead. Alas, the red plastic strips have not done their job, as all the dead trees are still standing. Maybe we should consider using another means of removing these trees.

THIS IS A RANT for someone who wrote in about rednecks. If you get your statistics straight, you'll see that NASCAR is No. 1 behind the NFL. It's not a redneck sport. Contrary to popular belief, we don't eat Moon Pies and drink RC Cola. We just enjoy good clean racing on Sunday.

THIS IS A RANT for President Bush. Why in the world would he apologize to the people of Iraq for our soldiers embarrassing their living people when they abused our soldiers when they dragged them through the streets of Iraq?

TO THE PERSON who asked why people keep electing Marion Williams: See your last sentence. He's the only one speaking up and speaking out.

MARION WILLIAMS is a disgrace to Augusta. As a minister, he should be able to keep peace and not cause disturbances. Marion Williams, please shut your mouth up.

I WOULD LIKE to sincerely thank the people who helped me and my children on Sunday at A Day in the Country when the rain started. My children were very scared and wet, and I really appreciate your kindness to them and me. I wish there were more people like you.

THIS IS A RANT for the prude that suggested the middle school teacher is setting a bad example by wearing her engagement ring. That's the most absurd thing I have ever heard. ... Since when is being engaged a disgrace? Please stop taking up precious space in this column with your nonsense.


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