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Rant & Raves

July 19, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, July 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — We were supposed to retire and take it easy after working and saving for some 25 years. Now, we can’t due to the economy! The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

Sure do need a good dentist in Valdosta that would cater to senior citizens. We need someone to repair our dentures, our partials, and our permanent bridges rather than trying to sell us a new set, or a redo that is apt to cost a fortune. Being retired means we have to watch our pennies.

I have done a little bit of firefighting but I have never heard of using foam on a pressurized container fire. If a pressurized container is releasing propane under pressure before the fire is extinguished the flow of propane must be controlled. Otherwise the propane will still release, and being heavier than air, it will sink and seek low places until it finds an ignition source and come back to see you with bad results. Must be an Alabama thing.

To the person who was driving the Lexus SUV and was in front of me Tuesday morning at Zacadoo’s on Perimeter, thanks so much for paying for my breakfast in a cup. You didn’t have to do it, but you did and I appreciate it. I will definitely pay it forward!

It's amazing how one can look another in the eye and lie without any conscience, then they sit in church like the innocent Christian they aren’t.

To all of you in Lowndes who will vote no to SPLOST and complain about high taxes. Well you better get ready because without SPLOST, “money coming from outside Lowndes,” that money is coming only from Lowndes County taxpayers and renters. Use common sense, Lowndes. You want to foot the whole bill for services or do you want money from outside to help? Either way someone is going to pay.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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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

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