Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


Dr. Frankenstein Has Killed His Own Creation

Dr. Frankenstein Has Killed His Own Creation

Fred Russell is a nice guy. He is a nice guy who I hope lives in good health for the next 100 years. There, now that I got that out of the way, it is time to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Let me set the record straight: While the Augusta city administrator should […]

The ghost of Christmas past…

The ghost of Christmas past…

I cannot account for many of the Christmas Eves in the life of Bobby Brewer, but I can tell you where he was for about a half dozen of them about 35 years ago: The Rhodes Family Christmas Eve parties at 1206 Oakdale Road. Augusta, Georgia. From 1966 through 1994 those parties were an annual […]

Masterful propaganda clip long on emotion, short on substance

Masterful propaganda clip long on emotion, short on substance

The production team responsible for the two and half minute Humane Society video “expose” of animal cruelty in the medical research labs of Georgia Regents University should step out of the shadows and take a bow. I am sure there have been more effective pieces of outrageous propaganda produced for various reasons over the years, […]

The “Paschall Principle” looms large in mayoral election

The “Paschall Principle” looms large in mayoral election

Talk is hot and heavy these days that Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson is not just joshing when he says he is considering a run to succeed Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver. Well-known (and generally beloved) businessman Brad Usry is asked almost every day if he is still considering a run at the same office. If my hypothesis […]

Whose place is it to protect and serve?

Whose place is it to protect and serve?

Criticism of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department and the local court system has been coming hot and heavy in the wake of last weekend’s murder/suicide involving a 67-year-old mentally disturbed grandfather and his 16-year-old grandson. While shock, heartbreak and confusion are certainly understandable in the aftermath of such a horrific event, misplaced blame is certainly […]

Past is Indeed Prologue for “Banned” Mom

Past is Indeed Prologue for “Banned” Mom

The Richmond County Board of Education officials I spoke with this week all share the same general opinion of Tanya Mount: “She is a colossal flake.” Of course, those folks have far more of the “real background” on the story that spread like wildfire over the internet and painted Mount as some sort of “put […]

No Smoking Allowed at the Orgy

No Smoking Allowed at the Orgy

Simple concept here; I just wish I could make the adult (so I am told) members of the Augusta Commission understand it. It is commendable that our wonderful civic leadership is so concerned for our health and welfare that they want to snatch the lit cigarettes from our quivering, puckered lips, but, to be quite […]

Don’t Tell Atlas

Show of hands, people. Who paid for and maintained their family’s own health insurance since the family was established by marriage, or childbirth? (my wife and I raise our hands… we will call this Group A.) Who wanted to get health insurance, but was unable to because of limited income or a pre-existing medical condition? […]

Welcome to the GOP, Dr. Roberson!

What do you think the left wingers who run the American public education bureaucracy would think if they heard what Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson had to say last week about the need for the church community to be more involved in the lives of at-risk minority male students? They would likely suggest […]

The Vacuum that Most Deserves Abhorrence

Somebody had to do something, and only a moron would debate that point. Our nation’s healthcare system is broken. While there are many culprits, and God knows more ethical and spiritual dilemmas than a legion of philosophers and clergy could debate in a million years, one thing is certain: neither of America’s two ruling political […]