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Rant & Raves

January 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

-- — People, please. If you're going to use social media, please learn some basic etiquette. After the horrible car accident tonight, people were putting names and graphic details online within a matter of a couple of hours. Please keep in mind that family members haven't always been notified when you go putting information all over social media. In addition, people don't need those graphic details to be the first that they find out about the death of their loved ones. I would say to talk with your teenagers about this, but there were grown adults doing the same thing. My condolences to the families affected.

Responsible pet owners keep their pets out of their neighbor's yard. If you are not going to take care of them, don't get them. If I wanted poop in my yard, I'd get a dog or cat.

I think the new company that is going to get all the business of trash pickup has some good connections. Someone needs to look into this more for the public.

The Republicans need to understand that we will not forget that they preferred to allow taxes to be raised on everyone rather than just the rich. Tell me that the Republican Party does not stand for the elitists.

I wonder how many of the people who complain about the “War on Christmas” have already taken down their tree and decorations before the end of Christmas.

Our Congress, all the way up to the president, are a disgrace.

I have never been a flag waver. The flag is misused by politicians. However, I certainly root for our men and women in uniform, as well as our first responders and teachers.

Please tell me why Allgreen has still not refunded payments for trash services after they snatched up all their cans in Lowndes County on Nov 1 with no notice to their customers. I have been told numerous times that the checks are going out “tomorrow,” but I still haven't received them. Two months later, it's time to get someone else involved to get these people to do the right thing!

With the U.S. trillions in debt and paying billions in interest, why do we still send foreign aid to countries like Palestine, Iran and Syria? They can't hate us anymore than they already do and you can't buy true friends.

God bless Jack and Nellie Schelly for the work they do in rescuing little dogs. God will reward you in heaven.

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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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