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Rant & Raves

October 18, 2012

Rant and Raves for Thursday, October 18, 2012

VALDOSTA — The upcoming local elections are so important not only nationally but locally. The SPLOST VII directly affects how our community moves forward. As important as SPLOST is, I don’t understand why only a few projects, mainly the Five Points project, are constantly given as reasons to vote “Yes” for SPLOST VII. These projects are greatly needed. I want to know what the other millions of dollars are being spent on. If you want me to vote “yes” I demand to know where all the other money goes.

VHS and LHS played well at the Winnersville game Friday night. It was a good game and LHS came out to be the winners but it was extremely rude for the LHS cheerleaders to tear down the VHS cheerleaders’ sign.

Driving 101: Southbound on Bemiss, when making a left turn onto Davidson Road (Moody main gate) the stop sign is not for a northbound right turn lane to give you the right of way, it's for the railroad tracks, so please stop. Solid white lines mean do not cross, so northbound traffic stop and proceed.

Voting precincts should be in areas where people feel safe.

People make me laugh. Complaining about the Bridgemen playing during live ball. All other bands do it; they just get away with it because they are the size of one instrument section in Lowndes band. The band is essential in getting the players and fans fired up. If not, why did the band get blamed in ‘96 and ‘98 for the team losing while they were way out of state for Thanksgiving? The band knows what they're doing. They get quieted and then what happens? The noise becomes deafening.

I don't need other parents judging me and how I raise my child. When my child grows up, he will be a productive member of society, who doesn't believe everything should be handed to him on a platter. And it starts now, teaching how to persevere and not quit something because he "doesn't feel like it" anymore.

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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

  • 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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