Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 19, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

-- — Fundraisers already? This is outrageous for schools to have so many and we barely get back to school before they start again.

I totally understand the rough economy on families. What I don’t understand is why parents think there should be all this free lunch and other hand-out business. Have and raise your children responsibly. It is only $15 a week for a child to eat breakfast and lunch at school. Either do that or pack that child a lunch.

To the City of Valdosta: are our firemen receiving proper medical care since the chemical exposure at the Perma-Fix explosion?

The community needs to realize how poorly the SPLOST funds and finances within the city have been handled. The water treatment plant’s deficiencies didn’t just appear; they have been there for some time. The purchase of Five Points is borderline criminal. What city leaders were involved in that deal and who profited? I understand how important SPLOST can be to our community but our city leaders have failed us. Mayor and city council, show me how all the SPLOST monies have been spent and request that management retire.

Valdosta City Schools implemented a new program available to the State of Georgia called the Community Eligibility Option (CEO). That is why all students get a free breakfast and lunch. You can google it and get more information. Maybe Lowndes County schools can apply for it also.

LHS teachers cutback, furloughed, but ONE HALF MILLION dollar scoreboard purchased, and the retired superintendent is still working.

Please let us know how much more sewage is going into the Wiff the Stinky River. It has been raining a lot and we need to know when we can safely fish the river again. Thanks.

I hope people use their brains and not emotions when it comes to voting for SPLOST. We retired to the area in 2006 and have enjoyed seeing the progress and growth that has taken place. In order for this to last, improvements in infrastructure must continue to take place. It appears now the city and county governments have their heads and priorities in the right place with respect to where and how SPLOST funds will be spent. What better way to raise these funds than a sales tax?

I hope the city is preparing for the river to rise again. With the water from up north and all the rain coming, expect the river to rise again so be prepared.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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