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Rant & Raves

July 25, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 25, 2013

VALDOSTA — The other day while on a two way street, I was traveling behind a woman who was combing her hair for a long time while driving. That didn’t bother me, but the fact that she cleaned her comb out and tossed a huge clump of dead hair out of her window and hit my car with it ending up on the road or in the grass was disgusting. Find a trash can next time.

Ways to save money at SGMC. Make doctors pay for their meals. Quit giving unnecessary gifts to employees and spending tens of thousand of dollars for doctor’s week. Results: able to hire more employees and not cut benefits.

What gives a UPS truck the right to park half way into a lane of traffic and half way on the shoulder of the road to make a drop off. They should not block traffic on a single lane road.

No one has mentioned the taxpayer-friendly third option. Besides property tax and SPLOST, they can cut government spending and overhead. After $170 million and 27 years, SPLOST taxes spent by the City for Special Purpose Projects should be paid for by now. A five-year $150 million tax is not needed for a $55 million dollar sewage plant. The City and County don’t want the MOST tax because it can only be used for the sewage plant and will end in about three years or $55 million. They want the perpetual tax and will have a longer list of needs soon as these are paid for. Give us a break!

I never EVER would have believed that I could leave my pocketbook in a shopping cart at Walmart. I always thought anyone with any sense would remember their purse. But I left mine..last week. I have never been so hysterical and worried when I realized I had left it. Thank you ever so much to the wonderful and honest lady who turned it in to customer service. I will never forget that you returned my pocketbook.

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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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