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Rant & Raves

November 18, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

-- — There’s no other way to put it: the people wanting to secede are traitors.

Earthquakes seem to be happening with greater frequency and magnitude. I am sure some will point out this is the fault of President Obama.

I hear you, my brother veteran. We dedicate over half our life to the defense and freedom of our country so that those that have never had a productive day in their life can make welfare and free handouts a lifestyle.

I had four stitches at the ER for a total of $1,300. I didn’t have insurance, but I paid it all off. However, when I came back at the appointed time to have the stitches removed, I found that there was an extra charge for that. So I went home, got some scissors and tweezers and removed the stitches myself.

The truth of the cuts to the military are not what the hawks want us to believe. The military wants to be smaller in manpower; and lean heavier on technology. No longer is a military based on millions used as cannon fodder.

“Can we please get Whitewater Road repaved instead of patched. The holes are reopening again for the third or fourth time.” Just one more thing that SPLOST was supposed to have taken care of.

To the person complaining about paramedics “driving right up behind a vehicle and turning the sirens and lights on.” Have you ever considered that a call may have come in when they happen to be sitting behind you? Therefore, the timing of turning their lights and sirens on happen to be while they are behind you?

Most agree. Preachers who work full-time for a church shouldn’t make pennies. But our tithe and offerings should not have to purchase and pay taxes for a home in Kinderlou Forrest or Stone Creek. It should not be used for that extravagance.

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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.

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  • 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.  

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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.

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  • 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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