Carolina rants and raves

THIS IS A RANT for politicians such as ex-state Sen. Tommy Moore, who resigned from office before the end of the term to which he was elected by the hard-working voters of South Carolina. It will cost the people to pay for a special election to fill his seat. Maybe politicians like Tommy who resign during their term should have to pay for a special election. If Tommy has leftover funds from his past election campaigns, they should go to pay for electing his successor.

I'M A WIDOW FROM South Carolina, and I like being called honey and sweetie. Some of us who are alone get called sweet names only by these Southern gentlemen. Keep calling us sweet names. We love it!

I AM A SOUTH Carolina woman whose family dates back before the Revolutionary War, and all I can say is that if you and your wife can't handle our kindness, then you need to pack up and go back where you came from, because you're not needed down here. One more thing: I can promise that this Southern belle won't call you sweetie.

I WAS WONDERING why there are school buses running in South Carolina during the summer.

THIS RANT IS directed toward the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. I was getting into my car after leaving a grocery store in Edgewood Square when I noticed that a man was exposing himself in a busy parking lot as he viewed an adult magazine. I immediately called the police department, and after giving a description of the vehicle and person, I was advised that there wasn't an officer in the area but one could be sent out to speak with me. Although somewhat traumatized, I didn't need to speak with an officer at this time - my interest was for the officer to attempt to locate this pervert. Needless to say, no arrest has been made.

THIS IS A RAVE for the Aiken County police for arresting fathers who don't pay child support. I live in Richmond County. My child's father is over $3,000 behind (in child support). I have given his address to (the Department of Family and Children's Services) to take him to court several times, yet they say they can't locate him. He has been served at that same address before.

SEN. TOMMY MOORE is the person that helped to get left-turn signals to stop bad accidents on East Martintown Road where Georgia Avenue and East Martintown cross.

A RANT AGAINST THE young man named Nathan on television station WRDW (Channel 12) who wears a tie and white shirt while appearing on television. Also Bob Smith and the reporters on both WRDW and WJBF (Channel 6) for not wearing a coat. It's very unprofessional.

PEOPLE SHOULD have better manners than to blow their nose in an eating establishment where others are still eating.