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Rant & Raves

December 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

- — Your power rates go up because you do not pay any attention to who is elected to the Public Service Commission. They set the power rates, allow rate hikes, and set policy. If you elect someone who favors big power companies, your rates are probably going to go up. It is kind of an ignored state-wide office, with a lot of repercussions for citizens.

There is a local fish market where I frequently buy fish, with my money that I worked hard for. I see people walk in talking on an iPhone, buy crab legs, one of the most expensive items in the market with an EBT card (food stamps). $100 for crab legs when the same $100 could feed them several meals. This abuse of the system is wrong on so many levels. If you need help for food, you don’t need crab legs, prime rib, or an iPhone. What would be wrong with a commissary and give out food rather than let people waste/abuse the system? The way I see it, if you can have babies, father babies, ride a bicycle, drive and be active, you can work for your food. I’m sick of it.

So many let their kids go out in the cold, then they get sick and in return give it to everyone else. They don’t care as long as they are out of their hair for a while.

It is not the teachers that are the problem with education; it is the legislation that is the problem. They sit on their thrones handing down new regulations for education, not ever working one day in the trenches. Unhappy with the system, change the system by writing to your legislators and demand education be changed for the better.

Why does the local movie-plex show previews of mature-themed movies before a children’s movie? Last night, parents were shielding young children’s eyes so they wouldn’t see inappropriate material during a preview. These are not suitable for an audience of kids!

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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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