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Rant & Raves

November 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

-- — Yep, just as I figured, the City Engineering opened Williams Street from the Wildcat stadium to College Street the day after the last game of the season. Great timing, guys. Now you can start work on some of the roads leading to the mall just in time to tie up the traffic for the holidays. Go ahead. Gornto, Baytree and St. Augustine would be great places to start a road improvement project.

SGMC harasses those who pay. I pay my own insurance but despite collecting substantially after a recent stay, they send me to collections for more. I have been working to pay the balance but payday only goes so far. Being worthless would be better, then my care is free.

During my one hour walk almost everyday around VSU Campus, I have noticed at least 10 people texting while driving. It’s scary.

To all those individuals and businesses which paid tribute to all veterans, retired and active duty. For my part I say a heartfelt thanks. It wasn’t like this in the 60's when I served my country, but I would do it again.

People are communicating more, what with all of these electronic gadgets that are available nowadays. However, the communication is not face-to-face. The restaurant episode is a prime example. What are kids going to do when they have to go for a job interview? When they actually have to talk to a real live person who is sitting in front of them?

Sometimes those families on phones are laughing and playing games with each other. Maybe a new form of ISpy, where no yelling is done. But if you prefer we yell and spoil dinner with noise, so be it.

How ridiculous is it that I received the notice that my polling place had changed 4 days after the election? And this was after I drove all the way up Bemiss Road from downtown only to find out my polling place had moved to Park Avenue!

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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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