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Rant & Raves

March 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 4, 2013

-- — To everyone complaining about bad roads and sewage treatment plant issues, I say this: If you voted against SPLOST, sit down and shut up.

The "Super Speeder" law was highly publicized prior to implementation. If you received one of these tickets, it means you were going more than 15 miles over the speed limit or 80 on the freeway. Rather than blame someone else, be an adult and own up to it.

I am a regular viewer of Fox news too, but let's be careful. Credibility is not measured by ratings, but by accuracy. Sometimes truth can be very unpopular.

I'm sorry; could someone explain better to me the idea of an unfair playing field for jobs when you commit a crime at 17 in Georgia, but it's sealed in other states? That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. How about: don't commit a crime period and then you don't have to worry about it at all.  

Arch-conservative publication Forbes ran an article saying Fox viewers are more poorly informed than people who watch no news at all. Use Internet search "forbes fox viewers.”

Why is it when someone passes away, grief is replaced by pure greed and downright selfishness? What do these families hope to accomplish by exhibiting this kind of stupid behavior? Nothing should be more important than family especially money and material possessions.

Sounds like some of the previous SPLOST funds should have been used to solve the 40-year-old problem at the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant before now. The pending problems did not just happen after the “no” vote. Don’t blame the voters; it was all about how the funds were spent as evidenced here. Now, what about the $30-a-year Storm Water Fee each residential customer is paying now? Do the math and find the money.

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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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