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Rant & Raves

January 2, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, January 2, 2012

VALDOSTA — After returning from WalMart Sunday, I was called. Someone found my wallet and would not turn it over to anyone else, waiting for me to return. She politely refused my gift of money. I was so touched I cried. Dear lady, you restored my faith that good people indeed exist. I wish I’d asked your name. Thank you.

When a person fails to pay child support, their driver’s license is revoked. Why don’t they revoke drivers’ licenses for those in arrears on student loans? Treat the financially irresponsible equally.

Container “royalties” were conceived in 1960 by unions to protect them from job losses created by containerized freight growth (innovation penalty). Fifty-two years later, unions threatened an East Coast port strike if the now absurd royalty stopped. They quickly got what they wanted. So, for quick changes in D.C., unite and threaten to stop working, like unions.

A thankful rave to the person(s) who gave us a $20 gift card at Crystal River before Christmas. May God bless you abundantly.

Would someone with good knowledge please explain the difference between  a Republican and a Democrat?

It is what is in your head and heart that determines if you go to heaven, not what church building you  go to.

Why is gas  8 to 10 cents more at one station than another? Report the price gouging!

Once again, I received bad customer service. From this moment, I vow to contact the corporate office of every business this happens at. As someone who works retail, I am respectful to every customer-service rep I encounter. I refuse to boycott anymore. Managers, take action. Expect better from your employees. Better yet, yourself.

If everyone would stop buying gas for just one day, the prices would drop dramatically. Imagine how much they would drop if America would stop buying for a week. Everyone needs to fill up on Friday and not buy gas the rest of the week.

Why is it that gun nuts speak with heightened relish, pseudo-sexual excitement, and enthusiasm about killing “aggressors?” Are they more interested in seeing blood spilled or justice prevail?

Thanks to a great photographer in the park who gave me a terrific photo of my son.

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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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