Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 6, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

-- — For those that complain about people getting food stamps, and other entitlements but wanted Obama Care, how do you feel now since you will be paying for their insurance and thousand others that will qualify now?

To the administration at Lowndes High School: I do not appreciate the unsolicited email invitations to religious gatherings that you support and find "refreshing." Please leave my inbox for official school business only.

Could anyone in the City of Valdosta please explain to me why they are wasting taxpayers’ money by putting a 10-foot sidewalk on Williams Street? It looks awful, and takes away from the historic look. Now you can barely drive down the street. Someone must have a relative in the concrete business.

I was contacted by my elderly mother who trusted a local young man driving a yellow Nissan Xterra that said he was a welder. She failed to get this young man's name and number when she gave him her green metal lounge chair that needed welding. He said he would have it back to her in two days, it's been two months and she hasn't seen him again. Folks, keep on the lookout for this man.

Most intelligent people support the Tea Party? Your own comments completely invalidated that statement.

Valdosta has too many people that have nothing else better to do than complain.

We have had a SPLOST of some type for some 20 years. We have also had a water treatment facility problem for a number of years. I've had enough of this mismanagement of my tax money. Propose a SPLOST for water treatment ONLY and I'll vote for it. Let it stand on its own and don't include other projects with it.

SPLOST creates bigger government, that's the big secret. If you use the SPLOST money for capital expenditures like buildings, vehicles, etc., then you have to use additional, non-SPLOST dollars to maintain whatever it is that was funded with SPLOST. Basically, SPLOST pays for bigger and better things, while other taxes go up to maintain them.  

Does Sen. Ted Cruz not understand that “Green Eggs and Ham” is about a person who is definitely against something before trying it? And then once he tries it, he likes it.

If the whiners on here contributed as much as they whined about everything, this county would be number one in the state.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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