Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 31, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

-- — I am undecided on SPLOST. Recently received a card in the mail from the Valdosta Tea Party asking me to vote no. As I started reading their points to vote no, I noticed some things that did not make sense. May I suggest that you review your math. If MOST raises $55M over three years, and SPLOST $150M over six years, how can you say you are saving $95M? One is a 6-year and one a 3-year tax.

Why not try to get a Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant at 5 Points? A healthy buffet would be a welcome change.

The Williams Street sidewalk is wide because it's really an extension of the Azalea Trail. The road is narrower, but walkers and bicyclists are safer!

Don't pull out in front of me and then get angry when I almost hit you.

Something to think about. To the people with the bright white or blue headlights, you can see much better but the people that are meeting you can't see anything!

Property owners, do we have any guarantee that if we  vote for SPLOST our taxes will not go up? Absolutely not!  They still  can be increased and we will be stuck with double taxation.  

We have a beautiful city hall building except for the bright white fence and trim on the north side. Please paint it to match the  beautiful building.

If you like what the city has done to Williams Street then hold on — you’re going to get a whole lot more of the same after SPLOST VII passes.

People here in Lowndes County (and Valdosta) apparently want to pay more taxes since they vote in large numbers for these SPLOST taxes. That being the case - SPLOST VII should be not a penny tax but 5 pennies tax. We could really build a first class Waste Water Treatment Plant with all the money non-residents would pay.

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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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