Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

-- — Those who claim to be socially liberal have few problems complaining about overweight individuals, smokers, Christians, or gun owners. Yet, they scream and complain when the ones they criticize voice opposition against the lifestyles of lesbians, gays, and transgenders.

Did the speaker at the inaugural event have to make a derogatory comment about people in the Deep South not being able to appreciate his quote by Abraham Lincoln?! I am surprised that a guest on our campus would display such blatant regionalism.

The current SPLOST is still in effect. The vote was to extend after the current SPLOST ends.

Thought the Chamber was smarter than this. Maybe they forgot that one of their board lives on sewage central ... choosing the wrong side seems to be their legacy.

The Central Savannah River Area Voted in the T-SPLOST; however, tax revenues are 20 percent below projected by the Department of Transportation. DOT says projects in the third period will not have funding. Lowndes County and the whole Southern Region “dodged the bullet” on T-SPLOST. Lowndes County was projected by the DOT to receive 74 percent of their projects in the third period or years 8, 9, and 10. The sad part is over half our tax revenues collected would have gone to other counties it would have been a long seven years funding other counties while waiting on our three-year whirlwind. The citizens saved us from our chamber, mayor and our state-elected representatives all of who wanted T-SPLOST.

People with dogs that bark 24/7 need to keep those dogs inside so your neighbors don’t have to hear it. We can’t even open our doors for the annoyance of a dog/dogs barking. About ready to file a nuisance report.

As usual, just follow the money and you’ll find the corruption and the problems in the sewage mess.  ... What about annual audits? Where is the money going except in high salaries, benefits, bonuses, and pensions? Watch them like hawks! To them, it’s like oh so confusing: check their payroll.

My mother absolutely loved the Withlacoochee River she lived on and is rolling over in her grave at the city dumping 45 million gallons of sewage into its waters. Thank God, she’s not here to see this.  I think the State of Georgia should come down hard on the slack officials that let this happen. Consent order, heck! Pink slip, yes!

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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

  • 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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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