Originally created 12/02/05

Rants and Raves

Comments from readers:

WHY AM I NOT surprised Charles Walker is not in jail yet? I'm a nobody and that's where I'd be now, appeal or not.

THIS IS A MESSAGE to the person who said it's none of the state's business if they buckle up their seat belt or not. It is the state's business, because if people get banged up in a wreck and become disabled, the state has to send them a check.

TO THE RANT REGARDING stores not allowing employees to say, "Merry Christmas:" Ease up. They are trying to protect their bottom line from the sue-happy society we have created. And to the stores enforcing this policy: An easy solution that wouldn't offend others' beliefs is simply to wish all a "Happy holiday."

THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of a comments on Helen Blocker-Adams supporting Deke Copenhaver for mayor. I am white and I was surprised to see a black politician openly support a white. This took a lot of courage, and she will lose some of the black vote. However, she will gain support from blacks and whites who are tired and fed up with all the ignorant and racist attacks. She is not a traitor to her race and she is not an Uncle Tom. Hold your head up, Helen. You earned our respect. And now the blacks and whites can shout, "Free at last. Thank God, I'm free at last."

WHY SHOULD Charles Walker show any kind of remorse? He hasn't done anything except good for Augusta. I'm a white person and I've never met him, but I know he's done good for Augusta. And another thing: If you can bring him down and stomp him and kick him, why don't you bring the other crooks down, because all of them are just nothing but crooks and liars?

THIS IS A RAVE FOR Helen Blocker-Adams. She is a brave woman for standing up for what she believes in. I am an educated African-American woman who was born and raised in Augusta. It is time we move away from race politics and move forward so the city can grow. Willie Mays is a part of our stagnation. He is not part of the progressive move that Augusta needs to be a better city. It's high time African-Americans that are part of the Augusta community stop looking at race and start looking at who's going to do a good job for the entire community.


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