Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 2, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

-- — While Echols County does have a history littered with drug-related issues, there are also positive things that occur there. As a proud graduate of Echols County, the area has produced good stock as well such as attorneys, doctors, and some great teachers. There are also teachers that have positively impacted many lives there for years and family-owned businesses that continue to flourish. As with all things, there is always good and bad.

About the SPLOST letter Wednesday: so what’s your point? It’s a penny tax — spend $1, pay 1 penny — spend $45,000, pay 45,000 pennies. Same same! Everyone pays it, we’re not picking visitors' pockets and it really isn’t new — that’s all good. And now the leaders seem to have their heads in the right place as to how and where it is spent — also good.

The reason we don’t have competition with the cable companies in Valdosta: if you would look on your cable bill, you will see $9.95 franchise fee to the city of Valdosta. That is why we don’t  have competition here in Valdosta.

I have been a teacher at Lowndes County for seven years and when I heard the administration at the Board office got raises, it made me sick. This is why teachers are going into other professions. We don’t get any respect and feel like door mats.

Hats off to the sanitation department and the coworkers.  Anyone with complaints should ride the trucks when they pick up  garbage. You would appreciate their jobs more.

To the person that is tired of all the “give away” programs. I for one know that the system is abused a lot!! But there are people that receive these benefits that actually do need them, and I only hope that hard times never fall upon you. I never thought I would be in the shape I’m in today. I used to own a business, drive nice cars and live in fancy homes. Well I got sick, couldn’t work, pay my bills or utilities and now I wish I had not at one point and time had the same attitude that you have. You never know!

The amount of illegal drug transactions going on at Taylor-Cowart Park and Drexel Park is disgraceful and so obvious VPD should be embarrassed.

Oak and Alden is only a “ski jump” if you are driving well above the posted speed limit or have mechanical issues with your vehicle. I suggest you either slow down or see a mechanic.

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  • 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

  • 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

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    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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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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