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January 22, 2013

Rant & Raves for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — To the person who told me to "save my tears" for the homeless lady, I teared up at the Christianity I saw that day, not feeling sorry for the homeless lady. And yes, she probably does make more than I do in a day- I am a teacher after all!

Comment about the wheelchair riding on the road, is this any different than the golf cart driving in the neighborhoods? That shouldn't be allowed either. Especially when it is young kids driving them all over the street and right through the stop signs. Hmmm...bless their hearts.

I have to agree about the wheelchairs being used as a means of transportation. This is a very dangerous situation.  I have seen several almost get hit. Why won’t law enforcement do something about it? They are not street legal.

To the parents of the VHS girl in the mini cooper...make her leave earlier or take her phone. She almost killed herself when running a red light at a high rate of speed Friday morning. She would've been killed if I hadn't seen her first!

Thank you to Lashetha Brown who works at McDonald’s on S. Patterson  St. I ordered a sandwich, got to the window and my purse was missing, counted up some loose change which was not enough and this lady put the rest in. Thank you so much!

I guarantee the “homeless” people don't feel humbled or humiliated at all. Why don't we try it? Because most of us aren't liars and scammers. Last time I got scammed, it was by a guy who professed his and his wife's Christianity.

At the University of Illinois about 20 years ago, the student paper interviewed one of the well known “homeless” men that was always on campus. He admitted to making about $60,000 “tax free” from his begging. There may be a few who truly need help, but I won't give panhandlers a dime.

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    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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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