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Rant & Raves

January 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

-- — To those comparing Obama’s executive orders to George Bush, they both are serving or have served two terms and Obama is on course to break Bush’s numbers. Also Bush was an idiot so I guess, at this point, Obama is a lesser idiot.

A garbage franchise is not communism. When garbage companies bid for a franchise, your prices inevitably go down, and it saves from having two or three companies’ trucks out and about. Waste Management had a franchise for all the towns where I moved from and no one ever mentioned the word communism or minded coming into the 21st century and having their trash picked up.

Do you want to know how to get rid of a longtime, loyal employee? This is a rant for those who would “retire” an employee by not giving a paycheck and advising him that he’s finished. There’s no employer loyalty. It’s business as usual. Blood is thicker than water, after all. I know you won’t print this because the people involved may see it! Have a great day, ya’ll.

A big Hooray for Bill Holt and his LMS and LHS chess team. They brought home trophies from the Golden Isles Chess Tournament for the third time. These kids are awesome, smart, and talented and deserve recognition for their accomplishments playing competitive chess. Way to go kids!

The Senate and House committee hearings held on January 23 to ask Secretary Clinton questions about the catastrophe and cover-up in Benghazi just before the November election reminded me of a hog wallow event. It seems everyone present enjoyed the mud that has been spread over a tragic event and few desire to clean it up with the truth.

You have a choice for garbage pick-up in Lowndes County. It’s Deep South Sanitation and their number is 559-0200. We called and talked with the owner and were impressed with his honesty and decided to go with them and support local business instead of a large company. They are not doing recycling yet but, I understand that if they get enough requests for recycling bins they will start that as well.

The issue with executive orders is not that they are being made — that has always been the case. The issue is that this president is intentionally trying to use them to circumvent Congress’ constitutionally delegated authority. That is the essence of a wannabe dictator.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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