Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 4, 2013

-- — Welcome to Lowndes County, where we don't want to have one school system, just one company for trash.

I agree with the comment about that lady in the Walmart parking lot. She was so out of line. The first time she came up, being a caring person, I actually felt bad because I had no money to give her. Then she got further into her story and it felt a little off. A week later when she came up to my family and I with the same story, I really felt sick. There I was, going to help her out, when my family has to count every item going into the buggy. I hope she reads this and is ashamed.

Too soon? The President would have been criticized for "waiting too long" if he had waited to go to Oklahoma. You aren't going to praise anything he does!

The agreement with Advanced, was for us to put our trash by the road very early Friday mornings for pickup. It was not picked up until late Saturday evening!! Get it on time as promised or get out of business, since you are trying to make the small man get out.

Teabag Republican government haters unite - the SR 31 bridge over the Withlacoochee will be built with 80 percent federal money. Get the government out of your lives, use the old bridge until it collapses.

Can't believe "grown ups" would move out of a rental house and leave trash all over the front yard like a landfill. Then other "grown ups" come by and sift through the trash like buzzards. Have we all gone crazy?

Glass and plastic bits from accidents are a problem in most states. The P.D. and F.D. are here not tasked with cleanup as they need to return to duty once the area is cleared. Tow truck drivers also will not sweep up glass as it may be seen as a dangerous job. Why not start a volunteer system?


Here we go again talking about the Bemiss Road "speedsters." Again I ask, What does it take out of your day to move over to the right lane to allow someone to pass you? If you insist on doing exactly the speed limit in the left lane you are the one causing a safety hazard by backing up traffic and causing drivers to become angry. I do 55 and move over for those coming up behind me and it takes nothing out of my day.

Valdosta Middle School Track has four  water fountains and none of them are operational. Maybe if they were repaired, there would be fewer water bottles littering the parking lot and benches.

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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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