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Rant & Raves

August 5, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

-- — I heard that Alden Avenue is going to be widened by 12 feet. I heard this in casual conversation. I hope it’s not true, because I happen to live on Alden Avenue, and nobody has consulted with me, or called me. So I hope these people were simply misinformed because there’s going to be major trouble if the city starts tearing into my yard.

I agree that SGMC’s heart tower and parking deck are progress. As an employee, you are correct, without patients we would not have a job. However, without employees to care for your family member, they have no care. This is a catch-22. Patient needs and families are secondary. I have to be able to support myself first and SGMC is making it harder and harder to do so with all the cutbacks and hour reductions.

The article on SGMC’s benefits change in Wednesday’s paper was pure lies!! The CEO said that employee notifications are “going well.” That’s because the only notification we have had was the article in the paper. Unbelievable. Now they are forcing us to use their facilities to drum up business. How many ways can you take from your employees?

I understand that probation is for people who have committed a crime. However, Sentinel takes it a little too far. How is someone supposed to get their life on track if they’re constantly being harassed and threatened by their assigned officer? Someone needs to look into the abuse by Sentinel officers.

I understand as a motorist, pedestrians have the right of way. I don’t understand why taxpayers bought a bridge for the college students when it is not being used by the students as designed. There is a designated area for students to cross on Patterson Street.  If students are not using the designated area, who is at fault?

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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

  • 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

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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

  • 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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