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November 14, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

VALDOSTA — I take care of myself...very rarely sick and working full time, take care of my three children. And yes it is expensive when I go to the dentist or’s not because I don’t take care of myself, it’s because I do!

If the Obama Administration gets what they want in terms of defense cuts, modifying military retirement benefits and programs, health care, etc., our nation will eventually be at great risk with a much weakened military to defend her. They are cutting in all of the wrong places.

So because someone is a preacher, he or she should not make a nice salary and have a nice home? Some preachers have other, full-time jobs, outside the church, which is usually a full-time job itself. And even if the church is his full-time job, why should he make pennies?The job is much more than "just" preaching a sermon on Sunday morning. Sounds to me you think the preacher should give you part of his salary so you don't have to live on a budget and he will.

If schools need more money why not collect from the high school games? Thousands are made from them every year. Need more collect from the local tax office, millions are made from there. What about lottery? I assure you they all have a lot more money than I do. But by all means if you have extra money to give, you don't need a tax to go into effect. The schools are willing to accept all donations. Who knows, you may receive a tax write off from it.

Please go ahead and tell me what the excuse for Obama will be in 2016. When businesses close, less jobs, less work hours, less pay, a housing market crash, ever rising gas prices, rising cost of utilities, rising cost of groceries, less American armed forces, mandated health care all happening in the next four years. Will this too be the Republicans fault?

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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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