Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 4, 2013

Rant & Raves for Monday, February 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — Thank you, VDT, for informing the public regarding the pros and cons for VSU's considering NCAA Division I over Division II. Articles are "keepers.” Put that idea to rest, people. Go, Blazers!

I do not understand why the commissioners voted to close the county trash collection center. We were paying for this service. If the county were losing money, they could have charged more. The extra 1 cent that was voted for could have paid some of the cost. The prices that Advance Disposal Trash charges now will increase later on. All the money spent setting up the collection centers is wasted.

I am sorry to see the dumps close. There will now be more dumping on roads and more burning. I pay over $10,000 a year in property taxes and this is the only service that I used. I will vote against every county commissioner in primaries and election until they come back. How much did the new sanitation company contribute to their election fund I wonder?

I've had Deep South Sanitation since the first day Mr. Scarborough introduced himself and his company. They are the best. Lowndes County, let’s keep our economy strong, support your local businessmen and taxpayers, not some big box company who doesn't care about their customers!

A Rave to Lloyd Dumas, VDT circulation manager! I was having problems receiving my daily newspaper and he took care of the problem and then followed up!

All those happy raves on Wednesday give me a headache.

Valdosta High School has a large discrepancy between the high achieving students and the students with disabilities. Is that news? No, that is reality. We all expect that there will be a gap between kids with disabilities and other groups in the high school. No Child Left Behind is a completely misguided notion. 2014 cannot come soon enough!

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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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