Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 30, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

-- — Shame on those dumping trash at the edge of the woods in Blackburn Park in Clyattville. Animals are tearing into the trash and it’s making its way into the pond. I hope someone catches you and you get fined!

Law enforcement, you can collect big bucks if you will catch these speeders. Bemiss Road, Madison Highway, and North Valdosta Road are like speedways. Someone will be killed by these idiots. Please stop them.

That gas pipeline seems like a very bad idea. The gas comes mainly from Pennsylvania and Ohio, so why pipe it to Orlando and not the most direct port New Jersey or Delaware? Natural gas may burn cleaner than coal but leaking gas is extremely combustible and therefore dangerous.

New road paving or resurfacing has not been paid with property taxes in decades, if ever. There was federal revenue sharing but it went away. That is why SPLOST was created through state legislation to provide the needed capital improvement funds. There are DOT funds but they have dwindled and always require local match of funds when they are available. So if the new SPLOST does not pass, don’t expect any road construction after all current SPLOST funds are gone.

First, it was Blame Bush. Now, it’s the Tea Party and NRA. Why don’t we blame the two parties that have controlled D.C. for all this time, and yes, you may have to step off the Democrat plantation and blame them, too.

To city and county government officials: If you want us to vote yes to SPLOST, you need to be transparent in your project listing. Don’t talk in general terms, stop fighting against the taxpaying public, and start doing what you need to do to answer the public’s questions and concerns. Until you do that, I vote no!

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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

  • 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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