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Rant & Raves

April 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

-- — Those who claim to be socially liberal have few problems complaining about overweight individuals, smokers, Christians, or gun owners. Yet, they scream and complain when the ones they criticize voice opposition against the lifestyles of lesbians, gays, and transgenders.

Did the speaker at the inaugural event have to make a derogatory comment about people in the Deep South not being able to appreciate his quote by Abraham Lincoln?! I am surprised that a guest on our campus would display such blatant regionalism.

The current SPLOST is still in effect. The vote was to extend after the current SPLOST ends.

Thought the Chamber was smarter than this. Maybe they forgot that one of their board lives on sewage central ... choosing the wrong side seems to be their legacy.

The Central Savannah River Area Voted in the T-SPLOST; however, tax revenues are 20 percent below projected by the Department of Transportation. DOT says projects in the third period will not have funding. Lowndes County and the whole Southern Region “dodged the bullet” on T-SPLOST. Lowndes County was projected by the DOT to receive 74 percent of their projects in the third period or years 8, 9, and 10. The sad part is over half our tax revenues collected would have gone to other counties it would have been a long seven years funding other counties while waiting on our three-year whirlwind. The citizens saved us from our chamber, mayor and our state-elected representatives all of who wanted T-SPLOST.

People with dogs that bark 24/7 need to keep those dogs inside so your neighbors don’t have to hear it. We can’t even open our doors for the annoyance of a dog/dogs barking. About ready to file a nuisance report.

As usual, just follow the money and you’ll find the corruption and the problems in the sewage mess.  ... What about annual audits? Where is the money going except in high salaries, benefits, bonuses, and pensions? Watch them like hawks! To them, it’s like oh so confusing: check their payroll.

My mother absolutely loved the Withlacoochee River she lived on and is rolling over in her grave at the city dumping 45 million gallons of sewage into its waters. Thank God, she’s not here to see this.  I think the State of Georgia should come down hard on the slack officials that let this happen. Consent order, heck! Pink slip, yes!

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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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