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Rant & Raves

August 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

--- — Lanier County Chamber of Commerce... Why is grant money that is intended to be used to help develop our county given to a family to purchase an olive press? How does that help grow our industry or create jobs? Lanier County needs industries to come and jobs to be created, not free money handed to a family for their own benefit.

Don't be so quick to judge someone by how they dress. Some of us don't have time to go home and change after work and get all dolled up before going to dinner or shopping. Lower your snooty nose a little before you drown.

Why isn’t the Health Department monitoring the  spill of sewage into the Withlachoochie River? Where are the public notices about the safety of swimming and fishing? Isn’t this required by law?

Five years of no City raises and 2.5 percent increase this Jan. 1st equates to $5 per week for me, just when increased Obamacare costs begin. I earn $150 too much per month for free school lunch and almost qualify for SNAP and welfare with my full-time employment. Anyone else living on the edge in this "Economic Recovery" touted by Washington D.C.?

I am so sick of "give-away" programs. Welfare, food stamps, free breakfasts and lunches, free child care, subsidized medical care, free school supplies, low income (subsidized) housing, etc. All you takers need to realize that taxpayers pick up the tab, that’s why we care and have the right to voice our disapproval. Frankly, I hope this government goes belly up and the check writing is forced to stop and people are forced to be responsible for their actions.

If Lowndes Schools really wants to save money what about all the department heads that have unmarked county school vehicles that they use for personal use. They take them on vacation, hunting, haul the boat fishing and the family out to eat. Who pays for the gas?

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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