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Rant & Raves

November 25, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

-- — I’m all for giving food for Thanksgiving, but it is upsetting to see cars decked out with rims and new paint receiving food. If you can afford $30,000 to accessorize your car, you should let the people really struggling have the food.

I completely agree with the SPLOST ranter! Only the rich use the computers in the library for free Internet and the Mathis Auditorium for performances and gatherings! Wait, you mean those two facilities are used primarily by lower- to middle-income county citizens? That cannot be right. Only rich people benefit from SPLOST.

I'm one of those people who put up Christmas lights early. It’s a pain-in-the-neck job and I wanted to get it over with so I can enjoy the Christmas season without thinking about it. I haven’t turned them on yet and won’t until December.

I read three disturbing rants all in the same day. “OK liberals, your man won,” “Past revolutionaries,” “Marxist in the White House” ... Wow! Lord, still bless those who have such ill feelings towards our President.

Thank you, don’t want ambulances and fire trucks to speed through town? You would rather they drive 35 miles per hour? Personally, I would like for them to get there as fast as possible, not take 20 minutes to drive from the hospital to my house.

Who says that just because someone decorates for Christmas before Thanksgiving then that person must be materialistic and only concerned about “things”? Most people I know are quite the opposite. They love the holiday season so much, that they want to prolong it and spend more time in the holiday mood. Just because someone has a Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean they feel any less thankful for family, friends and God.

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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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