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Rant & Raves

June 4, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

VALDOSTA — I think it is a shame when a doctor’s office ... will not see a patient who is in terrible pain just because that person owes them money but has been faithfully making monthly payments. Where has their medical compassion gone? Get rid of that office manager.

Attention (restaurant) manager/staff, please train the waiting staff that when someone pays for their meal to stop hovering over the customer to get the ticket tray back. Your staff gets so mad if I don’t place a tip in the tray right after I’ve paid and they snatch the tray off the table. Being pushy won’t get you a tip.

Political cartoons express a perception of reality in a way which is fresh and humorous. A recent one I liked had three people in a small rowboat fishing in a very dry lakebed. The boat was labeled “Benghazi Investigation.” One was the GOP elephant, one Fox News, the last a Tea Bagger. The elephant is saying, “It doesn’t matter if we catch anything, just make them feel something is here.”

We live in America, if some religious kook wants to promote his or her religion in public I am for it, this is freedom. Doing the same thing in other places can get you killed, or worse!

Keep religious belief behind closed doors? How about we keep all personal beliefs behind closed doors and no one is allowed to express their belief. Are you for real?

To the idiot that wants “freedom of religion banned” or kept behind closed doors. If it is kept behind closed doors, how is it a freedom? This attitude is why our country is in the shape it is in now. My advice, pray for our country!

Using fear and emotion, we were told SPLOST would prevent taxes. With SPLOST voted in and now more taxes to follow, fair to say we have more dumb, gullible voters than smart intuitive voters. Now expect to hear, “I feel your pain” ... again. Politics 101 tactic works every time. Yes, more dumb than smart voters. Or more fearful. Now we need raises to offset the tax drain from our incomes. Which drives prices up.

I want to praise the lady standing on the side walk Friday with the sign “Hell is for real.” She needs to stand there seven days a week. If people think there is no heaven or hell,  how do they think we get day and night? I praise her for doing that. Her rewards will be great.

It would be nice if qualified veteran homes would be exempt from taxes. What a real tribute.

 

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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