Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, June 20, 2014

-- — I'm so disappointed with this town! No where to breastfeed a newborn anywhere! Can’t even go to the mall and find a place to breastfeed. Come on Valdosta, get with the program! Offer areas for moms to be able to feed their babies out in public! It’s a shame you can travel to Gainesville, Fla., and everywhere you go offers private areas to breastfeed.

In Wednesday’s paper, Chief Childress was quoted as saying the Valdosta population had increased from 43,724 in 2000 to 57,597 in 2012. That is about a 33 percent increase. Are those numbers accurate? If that rate continues in 2024, we will have about 77,000. How will the support services keep up?

I now know two successful entrepreneurs in the state who each opened one branch of their business in Valdosta and swore they’d never put in another. Zoning, inspections, and red tape at City Hall. We elect so called “businessmen” to office each time and the bureaucracy remains.

Re: Industrial Authority, let’s review. We now have a rep as a business unfriendly city with a bunch of enviro-ranters. It is easier to move to the next town than put up with that.

The article Wounded warrior battles life, career, competition in June 18 edition of VDT is one of the most uplifting heartbreaking stories I’ve ever read. The writing is super and puts the reader right there where this brave man and his family are living through a nightmare with the most astonishing grace I’ve ever had the privilege of reading. I will keep it handy to reread often.

The new turf is ugly. I do not think Coach Bazemore or Coach Hyder would be happy about this. The paw print looked great and so did the black and gold!

Let me make this easy for you to understand. Gornto Road is two lanes. I can’t move over and I’m not going to.

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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

  • 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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