Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 5, 2013

Rants Raves for Thursday, September 5, 2013

VALDOSTA — The city can't keep basic sewage services running, yet has a full-time employee who runs around promoting passage of SPLOST, a Metro 17 TV channel that no one watches, grant administrators working to give away non-existent money from the bankrupt federal government, and all recipients of life-time pensions from over-burdened taxpayers. What is it about "cut spending" don't the city managers understand?

Why are stop signs treated like yield signs in Valdosta? I see so many people either barely stopping or not stopping at all. The worst I have seen is in the Blue Pool area. Valdosta has the worst, I mean, the worst drivers I have ever seen.

Thanks to the sewage plant overflow in Valdosta my friend and I were unable to kayak the Withlacoochee River due to contamination! We do this kayak trip every holiday weekend but who wants to paddle in sewage. It might be excusable if it were the first time but it happened before and it was recently! No excuse! This affects everyone along all the rivers! Valdosta you are better than this! Get your act together!

Just as people don't understand city budgets, accounts, what SPLOST can and can't be used for, they don't understand how booster money, monetary gifts and revenue made from sporting events is used. Money made from the boosters or given to them from local businesses or people cannot be used to pay teachers' salaries or keep them from being furloughed anymore.  

Reading the article 'Lowndes County Flood Warning' in Friday's VDT, no follow up article to mention how much raw sewage Valdosta has again dumped into the Withlacoochee River. Our city leaders need to be voted out next year.

FYI, most DOT projects involving Lowndes roads and bridges are planned 10 years out. So the work being done today is utilizing money set aside a long time ago.

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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

  • 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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    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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