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December 19, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

-- — I’m tired of every time we have a shooting it comes down to gun control as the answer. There are shootings on the streets of every major city in this country. We don’t do away with the thugs and gangsters. It’s not the guns. It’s the sick individuals that use them.

With the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, we need to seriously think about having a full-time DARE officer in all the elementary schools.

Enough is enough! I will personally work to see that any member of the legislature and Congress who doesn’t take action on gun control defeated. One simple pistol per person and a couple of hunting rifles is plenty.

Each year, 15,000 Americans, hundreds of them little children, are killed by drunk drivers. Outlaw alcohol? Outlaw cars? Pass a law that you cannot drink and drive?

I was rear-ended on my bike at the end of the toy run and the other biker did not stop after crushing my rear fender. I ride a 2011 Fatboy, yellow, and the guy that hit me rode a blue-and-silver Harley and had a white beard. Anyone with information please post and I will repost with contact information. Merry Christmas!

To all the parents, always tell your children and loved ones you love them because it may be the last time you had that choice. Thank you and  have a blessed day.

To the person complaining about the school encouraging kids to see “Lincoln,” if we can’t teach them history then they will never learn how we got to where we are. I personally took my 9- and 13-year-old children to see it!

Driving on Bemiss Road on Friday and Ray Norton Tire Auto Center is already flying the flag at half mast. Somebody who did that needs a pat on the back. Praise the Lord!

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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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