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Rant & Raves

March 27, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, March 27, 2014

-- — From the headline today (3-25-14) it would appear that Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association is correct. "Good guys with guns stop crime."

Please, tell us how the "Republican way" has anything to do with the sewage issue... The sewage issue is as the traffic light issue... Both were installed decades ago and have never been updated to handle the increase in population and drivers.

So the mayor goes on the radio to say people who live at Kinderlou are doing something bad because they dont’ want government drones flying around their houses taking photos? I live in Stone Creek, and I don’t want the city flying drones around my house either. Maybe we should all take our cameras and film the mayor and city manager and see how much they enjoy having their privacy violated. Shame on the city for spending tax dollars to spy on people.

Eric Holder, Attorney General, has issued a "Royal Command" that mandates the 30,000 federal inmates who are released to "half-way houses" will now have "free cell phones and free transportation" to transition them back into society. Just become a convict, and you too can get free housing, free job training, free cell phones, and bus money. Our tax dollars at work!

Does anyone know where I can get a Yamaha keyboard repaired in the area? Thank you.

If a proper auditorium was built for Drama, maybe it, too, could generate money. Bravo, Mrs. Childree! Your musicals are stellar — your actors superb! Performing in a lecture hall- an incredible feat. Boo to Lowndes County Board of Education for only supporting sports!

To those who have continually put down concealed firearm carriers, we're not vigilantes, we're not out to "supplement" the police. In most cases, you never even know we're there. It's to protect ourselves and others from harm if the situation arises. We are law abiding citizens, exercising our 2nd Amendment rights. I hope, someday, that you're not in need of one of us...

Hats off to SGMC emergency room and ICU staff. They were very professional during my stay.

Thanks to the gentleman last week in Hardee’s who paid for my breakfast. God bless you and it is good to know there are kind citizens in the world today.

I wish the city would repair the potholes on Eager Road. They are a liability.

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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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