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Rant & Raves

December 7, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, December 7, 2012

VALDOSTA — A big rave for the Valdosta Middle School Christmas band concert. The band sounded great and the percussion ensemble was fantastic!

What is wrong with some of you people? It bothers you that badly that pastors get paid? Not all of their salary comes straight from tithes. I personally volunteer as a teacher and have several leader positions in the church. And I can speak with certainty that it does not bother me, nor the other church volunteers, that we do not get paid, but our pastor does.

Got a solution to immigration and over population. Those who want to come to America legally, and work as a citizen, please let them come. Those who so desperately want to secede from the union, let them go to Mexico, there...problem solved.

To the person complaining about your precious "tax" dollars being used to subsidize the person living on $330/month, you are actually subzidizing all those without health insurance now who use the hospital emergency rooms for health care and can't pay. President Obama's plan is for more people to pay into the system that everyone uses.

The citizens of Lowndes voted against the SPLOST because they disapproved of the projects. Most however will agree with the fairness of the tax.

Has anything been heard about paving White Water Road? This street is getting worse from the beginning to the end of it. Please pave it, not patch it.

Please help protect Moody AFB. Please call your county commissioner (there are currently three that will vote on Tuesday) and ask them to vote NO on the ULDC text amendment. We cannot take a gamble and lose the base.

To the ranter that had to wait only 30 minutes for an ambulance, consider yourself lucky! In Lanier County, we have to wait for another county to send one because ours is either busy or on another call.

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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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