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Rant & Raves

August 5, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

-- — I don't see why people need to mind their own business, with so many others minding it for them.

I have been getting calls from solicitors, also, and I'm on the Do Not Call list. It will get bad for a few days and then stop for a week or so; then pick back up. The worst is supposedly an insurance company that never responds when I answer and when I block one number, they call from a completely different number, including area code, but the same city and state. This is harassment!

Instead of blaming the current administration for the cuts at SGMC, perhaps we should rethink who we blame. Blame the increasing number of people who don't pay their hospital bills! Healthcare isn't free, no matter what the administration in Washington says! And blame yourselves for voting them into office!

VSU's salary adjustment plan is unjust. Faculty who never published, didn't get involved, and never got merit pay will get five figure raises. While those faculty that got promoted and worked hard will be given peanuts.

I'll bet good money that if the waste sewage overflow was diverted into the mayor's back yard instead of the Withla"poo"chee River that at least a temporary fix would already be in place.

Hours have not been cut at SGMC. They have asked departments to cut back on OT. PTO will not be accrued for two months. Everything you mentioned in your rant was explained, or could have been explained, if you would ask instead of spreading rumors in       the community. If you're having financial issues, then get a second job. Want to make a six-figure salary? I hear a position opened today, so apply.

What's up with the fields of corn that appear to be wasting away on Bemiss Road?

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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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