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Rant & Raves

April 25, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

-- — How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

Thank you for the wonderful article about Duck Barnes Dry Cleaners! This is a hometown business that is a pleasure to use. My daughter’s wedding dress is the one in the picture and they did a beautiful job. Thanks for 50 years of great service!

Traffic at VSU, college-age students should have enough knowledge and training to use proper crossing places and obey the signs and laws. If not, they should be taught by disciplining them. If you travel on a military base with similar age pedestrians it is orderly and safe. Treating college-age adults like children is not the answer to safety. It is time they learn to cross the street without a monitor or someone holding their hand.

I would love to see a graduation for Georgia Christian School grades K4 & K5 who will be moving up to the  next level.

What happened to Wednesdays being rave-only days in this column? I miss it. Please bring it back.

Stop making the wastewater spill a “tea party” thing. Fact, it takes a while for the pipes to break. The pipes wear out from the inside out. This problem began before the tea party was even formed. The problem is the powers that be have abused the system to fund their own pet project. Democrat, Republican, tea party, and other political officers are at fault. I have not seen any citizens of Lowndes putting together a benefit program to help with the wastewater issue? Citizens get involved.

Methane only burns in a very narrow ratio of oxygen to methane. Once it gets above ground, the explosive potential drops quickly. If, however, you cover the pipe with five feet of dirt instead of three feet, you increase the amount of area holding explosive gas. ...

I ditto the rant on screaming and yelling commercials. I don’t like the “normal” ones much less the obnoxious and irritating loud ones. I mute it and look away or turn the channel for a few minutes. Those sellers sure won’t get my business either.

I read the list of new concealed handgun laws passed by the Georgia government. It is nothing but sheer madness, collective lunacy, and profound insanity.

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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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