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Rant & Raves

October 12, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, October 12, 2012

VALDOSTA — Directional arrows, no-left-turn signs, exit/enter signs, angled parking, and deadlines. It is all too typical to see folks ignoring the rules. Those must be for other people.

Had the pleasure of watching a guy dump his ashtray on Park Avenue. Why do people think the world is their trash can?

I agree with police escorts keeping the buses together but if it’s to keep the kids safe, then why isn't every bus escorted?

Regarding the gas tanks and directional arrows at the Sam's Club gas station, you simply either pull up to the left or to the right of the pump depending on which side your tank is. The directional arrows make it easy in, and easy out.

Other Sam's locations have the same rule: one way only. And there are pumps on either side of the aisle to accommodate vehicles with tanks on both sides.

When (if) public education ceases to be an oxymoron, maybe people will start sending their kids back to those so-called schools. The only lessons learned at public schools today are learned helplessness, sports is king, and "I am special." Of all of the tax money wasted in this country, the funding of public schools is among the biggest wastes.

A great number to those poor souls being shuffled from one organization to the other are already depleting resources at every agency possible. There are plenty of people who receive food stamps, Medicaid, rental assistance, daycare assistance, utility assistance, WIC and still manage to go to every clothes closet, food pantry, bill assistance, and every other resource available. There are people in genuine need who can't get these resources available because of those who take advantage.

Children who have learning or behavioral difficulties and those who are chronically ill benefit from being able to school at home (virtual/charter/or otherwise). I would think that public schools would realize that these specific students need more attention than they can give and by working alongside public virtual/charter schools, these students have a better chance at a complete education.

American families have the right in choosing their child’s education path, not the federal government, state government, or local government. Check the law books and you will see that this is 100 percent true. We do not live in a socialist or dictatorship country…yet.

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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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