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November 22, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, November 22, 2012

VALDOSTA — While shopping at a store in the Valdosta Mall today, I was appalled to hear two young workers complaining about their boss, what an idiot the boss was, how the boss did not respect them, etc., while they completely ignored me. I immediately left that store and will probably not go back. Please, employers, teach your employees some customer service.

It would be nice for the restaurants in Valdosta and elsewhere to offer a choice of smaller helpings for those who are watching their weight. Most entrees are entirely too large and contribute to the obesity problem in America.


Everyone should read Ed Hooper’s latest column. Over 15,000 local fans tailgate for every Winnersville Classic. Why can’t our community show this amount of support for the “other” football programs? Our Blazers are seeking their third national title in nine years and could use Valdosta’s Friday night atmosphere during their remaining home games.

I like the beautiful Christmas decorations because it makes me think how the love of God for us gives us beautiful things to enjoy. I do think Thanksgiving is a good time to decorate but frankly it is not my business when people choose to put up a tree or not my business when or if they take them down.  

Blaming, finger pointing, accusing and maligning those who voted against SPLOST is not a path to go forward on. A republic operates on the consent of the governed. The majority did not consent, for numerous reasons, so it is good for the majority to let the leaders know they are going in the wrong direction and leaders must understand they serve the people and do not rule over them.

There are many people at the church who volunteer many hours each week to the needs of the church and its people because they are “called” to do so because of their beliefs and convictions. Why then is it that someone with a higher calling expects a six-figure salary? A modest salary with a modest home should be a gracious plenty for a pastor who is truly “called by God.”

Even though Lowndes and Valdosta lost Friday night, they both had successful seasons. The VSU Blazer football team is still playing and having a successful season. Let’s show West Alabama that this is Winnersville and show up to support the VSU Blazers.

I’m still waiting on the President to pay forward my electric, mortgage, cell phone, iPad, water, and gas bills.

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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

  • 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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