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Rant & Raves

April 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

-- — In addition to writing in to the rant and rave, I hope you actually called the school too regarding the head lice. Or went up there in person. At my son's school, they check pretty often and then send a note home, letting parents know their child was checked and whether lice was found or not.

I just watched Senator Lindsey Graham on Face the Nation saying the US should use missiles to destroy the Syria air force. When is the US going to learn that you are not going to change these largely Muslim nations with military intervention. Those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat it: the Crusades, Russia in Afghanistan, etc.

A big thumbs down to Moulton Branch Elementary for failing to provide water to the students at the field day event. Young children in the hot sun for three hours, no water, just isn't right. Yet, a golf cart drove around handing out cans of soda to the volunteers. None of the outdoor water fountains work. The snow cones, offered only after the event, were a nice effort but they needed water. Not thick sugary drinks.

I understand the appeal process drags out sentences but when a person is caught dead to rights or admits to being guilty or a party to murder why does it take this country 30 plus years to put them to death? Also when trying to get a suspect to admit guilt why do they offer them a life sentence instead of say five years versus immediate execution after found guilty in a court of law? The old west was much more efficient in carrying out sentences.

I am confused! I work and pay my own healthcare and because I have not met my deductible I have to pay $700 up front before I get my MRI? I don't have it and will have to deal with the pain! My child who has to pay for a school lunch will get a cheese sandwich and milk if he/she has to charge lunch in May instead of a regular lunch? Why are people who work and pay for health insurance and taxes getting punished?

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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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