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September 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2011

-- — Not another penny for SPLOST while the current regime is in power. Once again you are hurting the citizens of Valdosta, showing little remorse for your actions. Do I need to remind folks of what you did to the “Islanders” and the money you cost them? Now you are faced with another citizen lawsuit over the contamination of their properties from a neglected sewage plant.

To the adult ranting about children being in the bar area of restaurants: Monday evening my two young daughters and I went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse (their pick) where the hostess seated us at a booth in the bar area. While this would not have been my first choice of tables, I understand that servers’ stations are seated according to a rotation. Instead, we made the most of our night out and had a great time! We did not disturb the “peaceful atmosphere” of the already loud family restaurant. If drinking your dinner in tranquility is what you’re after, then I suggest you stay home or find a bar that caters to a very quiet 21 and up crowd.

A ranter said Friday, “If you don’t like the idea of people getting help with housing and food when they need it ...” The key words there are “when they need it.” Too many are on assistance who do not need it, who have money for the clubs, new cars, houses, big TV’s, steaks, etc. For them, I have no respect.

To those who criticize others who do not support SPLOST, my I suggest that you “grow up.” Like you, every taxpaying citizen has the right to question where tax money is being spent, and reasons why. Speaking for myself, while I agree that SPLOST does provide a good funding source for some projects, all I ask is before we go to the tax payer asking for more money, we must justify the need, and determine that all other funding sources have been exhausted.

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    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.  

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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

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    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

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