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Rant & Raves

April 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 19, 2013

-- — Whatever happened to the rule of “you talk, you walk?” Medical offices and hospitals should reinforce this strictly as it used to be. Signing a privacy act paper is a big joke.

Let's see if I've got this straight. City has $304 million in the bank. They owe $69 million. That leaves $235 million in the bank. Not enough to build $90 million new plant. Must be that New Math. Must get loan and pay interest. Plus, if SPLOST doesn't pass in Nov., then raise property taxes 50 percent for this year, that works!

Coach McPherson, can you please schedule better non-region games? It can be done. There are plenty of quality teams that would love a chance to play Lowndes.

With the Chamber getting into so much that it has no business getting into, I wonder how many of their board members are getting to have input into these things. As a former board member, my guess is that it is made only to look like they are the ones backing it.

The Mayor’s 4.4 to 1 ratio might be great in business but unless the City plans on selling off their infrastructure it is meaningless. Since the City is big on Plan B's, how about setting up an Adopt a Sewer Line program? I am sure all the civic clubs will jump in to help out.

There are none so blind as those who will not see. If you cannot see the compassion and caring in President Obama, it is only because you don't want to see it. He has gone to the people that are hurting, he has offered much compassion and prayers. He has tried so hard to get Congress to pass some meaningful gun legislation, to keep our people safe. I have seen nothing but compassion and kindness from him, even in the face of adversity.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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