Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

-- — Please be sure your dogs are given to a good home, not someone that will abuse it. They depend on us. This latest dog fighting scheme is prevalent and it's too bad the dogs don't gang up on the ones doing this.

To all the "selfish" well-to-do or comfortable people without any worries, who love to belittle those less fortunate or just dislike every "free" government program, well think about this for a moment. The subsidies are spent in your place of business, or to purchase items here in Valdosta.

So your business isn't doing well, yet you leave early every other day, don't want to spend money on marketing and think it's still the year 1950? It's no wonder you aren't making money.

Speaking of the "ski jump" at the corner of Oak Street and Alden Avenue, what is the purpose of that delayed green? There are hardly any cars turning left onto Alden.

That's right, some county office employees with Lowndes County Schools got raises and teachers are going to have deductions from their checks for furlough days. Teachers, grow a backbone and stand up for yourselves! Have you ever heard of solidarity? Fight back! Otherwise, the people at the top will continue to prosper and you will become stagnant!

Thanks to the crew at the Northside Ellianos for having my drink ready at the window every morning! You guys deserve some recognition for your hard work.

Lowndes County teachers deserve to know who got raises at the central office and how much. Teachers have gone seven years with no cost of living increase. It's real easy for superiors making over $100,000 a year to tell us to tighten our belts.

A big shout out for enthusiastic local businesses who are supporting the South Georgia Classic Car Club's Fall Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Oct. 26 show benefiting the Sheriffs' Youth Home residents in Hahira. Thanks for your support!

I completely agree with the rant in Tuesday's paper about all of the "free programs." Some people work for a living and some people vote for a living.

I would like to send a rave to Brooke at Hardee’s on Patterson Street. She always greets you in the morning with a smile. She is also very good at what she does. This is what customer service is all about.

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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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