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Rant & Raves

January 6, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

-- — The old wives’ tale about catching a cold because you went outside in wet and chilly weather has long been disproved; along with toads causing warts, carrots improving vision, cracking knuckles causing arthritis and chocolate causing acne. In what alternate universe have you been living?

The professor making a left hand turn into Walmart. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection, or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard. 40-6-71.

Way to go City of Lakeland!!! You “fix” a paved road with DIRT!!! Awesome job. Now FIX it RIGHT!!!

Great article by Cal Thomas Dec. 3rd , 2014. It would be equally enlightening to read his research on rich people “ addicted to government benefits.” His ranting days prior on how health coverage will destroy America impugns his egalitarian prose.

It was a very cold morning. I was on a three-mile route to accomplish my daily exercise walk. A car came up alongside me and  a beautiful female college student rolled down her window and handed me a hot cup of coffee. Not only did she warm my body, but my heart as well. Thanks “Alexis” for your kind, caring and generous gesture of human interest. God bless you!

I have a question in all seriousness that needs to be answered before voting begins on the Best of South Georgia. Will we be required to vote in EVERY category once they have been narrowed down? I refuse to vote for a category that glorifies alcohol use, yet last year you could not vote in the final poll unless you chose something in EVERY category. This means that deserving businesses in other categories did not receive votes because of your rule. Please respect my decision to not partake of alcoholic spirits.

I personally feel that many in office have forgotten their oath to the people of this great nation. This nation was founded because of the tyranny of a government that did not respect the people. Think Whig Party

Please get someone to repair and smooth out the train tracks on Main Street in Lake Park. They are really bad.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

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