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April 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 22, 2013

-- — I agree with Friday's ranter about the Chamber. The board is there only to rubber stamp the Chamber president's agenda and only because a board has to be in place.

Rave to Mayor Gayle and Chairman Slaughter for working together to improve our community. Keep up the good work!

It is now clear that the criticism of our Chamber are personal vendettas. The Chamber does a great job.

I'm sorry; you're right. There are some people who may not have a choice as to where they live, due to the need for government help. But I refuse to believe that overall people go to one certain school or schools because they can't afford to live in another part of the county. My child goes to what is considered one of the top two elementary schools in the county. I am by no means rich and when I moved to that area five years ago, I was even "less rich."  

The recent vote of the U.S. Senate on gun control confirms that most politicians suffer from two birth defects: a lack of a heart, a lack of a spine, and sometimes both.

The state of our society has reached new lows when people accuse Obama (because he is a black Democrat?) of not feeling for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, and Boston. Clearly, the worst enemies of the U.S. are fear, hatred and ignorance. None of them will make us safer, and none of them will earn us the respect of the world.

Be thankful, always. Have we forgotten how blessed we are in spite of all the things in the world that aren't good. Look for the good and be thankful.

A lot of us old folks just complain. How about volunteering at the church, soup kitchen, Red Cross, etc.

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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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