Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 4, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, April 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — SPLOST was voted out last year. Why are businesses in the city and county still collecting .07 cent sales tax and where is this extra money going?

The city has ruined our river for the year. We can't wait until November to vote. Then a year and half more until it's built. The city has to have some rainy day funds to do something now! I can't understand why Florida hasn't sued our pants off over the Suwannee River and gulf.

I know! Cut some salaries, pensions, benefits, and insurance and wow — there's the millions we need to make some instant improvements to the manholes over-topping with sewage.

April is Autism Awareness month. Please take the time to educate yourself a little more about this disorder that affects one in 88 children and one in 54 boys. Teach your children about it. Help stop the discrimination that is placed on these children. Spread the word!

If we are under ‘sequestration’ how much was spent on the White House Easter bunny extravaganza, including security and clean up?

I’m reading the articles concerning the sewage issues that Valdosta has had, is having, and will continue to have. It seems to me that the city leaders are putting all of their eggs in one basket (SPLOST) in paying for the repairs that have been long overdue. I, personally, am not giving this lack of leadership money to spend. My vote will be 'No' on SPLOST.

My vote will be no on any upcoming SPLOST until the present county and city leaders are voted out.

For the two parties fighting over free meals and yellow vans: Please stop. Server: It's great that you are serving meals, but slow down. Receiver/ complainant: Thank you for bringing it to the attention of the driver that he/she needs to slow down and be careful because young children are running alongside the van excited to eat.

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    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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    July 24, 2014

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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