Rants and Raves

A RANT FOR the local weather men who make us have to look through their so-called severe weather warning for four hours all Sunday afternoon while trying to enjoy their programing. At 6 p.m., they take the eyesore warning off the screen for their news programs. I looked at the Weather Channel radar, and any possible storms were still way over in Georgia. Another thing, calm down the colors on the radar. It used to be that yellow was very hard rain. Now yellow is nothing but rain and green means absolutely nothing as far as our chance of rain. You guys stink.

AN AUGUSTA CHRONICLE reader suggested in Rants & Raves that we should stop selling food to oil-producing nations. I disagree. I feel we should send them food at $155 a bushel. Then, keep the price on par for what they are selling a barrel of oil. It sickens me to know that brave Americans spilled their blood on their soil and now they can enjoy purchasing gasoline for 39 to 45 cents a gallon. Buy American!

I AM STILL APPALLED by the gang activity in the North Augusta area and the lack of law enforcement against it. There are still a lot of thugs in groups walking the Lynnherst area and I am sick of seeing them and would like to see something done. Please, North Augusta Public Safety, do something!

A BIG RANT for my cell-phone provider, which charged me $1.19 a minute for a long-distance call which did not leave the area code. On top of that, my long-distance service is turned off on my phone.

IF YOU DON'T have any medical insurance at all, you get minimum service and treatment, released from the emergency room totally drugged up on Phenergan and morphine, and then told to "drive safe."

IF WE GET RID OF Opus and a couple other of those nasty comic strips, maybe we could get For Better or for Worse back in the Sunday comics. It would be a big improvement.

THIS IS A RANT for The Augusta Chronicle . You need to put the horoscope back in the paper. There are a lot of people who like to read the horoscopes.

I'D LIKE TO THANK the two gentlemen and lady who helped my mother when she fell in the parking lot at Belk department store in North Augusta on Tuesday, June 24. Thank you so much for being there.

TO THE PERSON who thinks the government should provide $2 a gallon gas credits for middle-and lower-income drivers, I have a basic question: Do you have any idea where the government gets its money from? Answer, taxpayers like me. If you want tax credits, come to my house and, after you get done mowing my grass and washing my car, I'll be happy to give you $2 tax credits.