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Rant & Raves

January 1, 2014

Rants & Raves

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

VALDOSTA — The person Monday complaining about seniors deserving a discount. Senior discounts are not earned, they are a courtesy. The problem this writer, and so many others make, is linking Social Security as entitlements. We ‘bought’ Social Security. As a business owner I not only paid for mine but large part of many employees. If I had put money I ‘loaned’ the government for over 50 years, plus interest, I would be way ahead. The government is still using my money. Social Security should never be considered an entitlement. It was dearly paid for. Thanks.

Just another parent not wanting to spend time inside with their kids ranting that it is inside that gives you a cold. You can get sick from being inside or out, but even an idiot knows when you go out in the cold and dampness, you are apt to catch a cold. Drop your kids at the baby-sitter or send them outside. That seems to be the way some raise kids now.

Dear ranter, some people keep their Christmas lights up until after the New Year like me! Another thing, if it is my house, I will put my lights up whenever I want to.

Great shout out to the Elks Lodge and the job they do in the community around Christmas time. May God bless and we love you all. Thanks again.

If your medical bill has sky rocketed, you will be shocked with your electric bills. It is because your friendly Georgia Public Service Commission has sold out to your electric company and the government and they will be raising your electric rates.

Happy New Year to the person who took  the battery out of my boat on Francis Lake recently. Why didn’t you also take my reel, tackle box, etc. as well? They work well but my battery has dead cells. You saved me some trouble.

So, now President Obama is to blame for utility hikes in South Georgia? I have an infestation of moles in my yard, perhaps the President is to blame for them as well? Will conservatives ever come to grips with their own mental angst, trepidation, and hatred? It doesn’t look that way.

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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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