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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    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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