Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 24, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VALDOSTA — After looking at the ballot, SPLOST VII appears to be a Special Local Option Sales Tax in search of a purpose.

I was at a restaurant where a child started screaming and pitching a fit, when some young people at a nearby table picked up their silverware and started pounding on the table, chanting, “Quiet, quiet, quiet...” People started laughing and applauding, and sure enough, it worked. They left and we all enjoyed our dinner.

It’s your right. It’s a free country. Call the police on the pregnant woman. Afterwards, maybe they tell you to get a life of your own! Nothing worse than a self-righteous do-gooder.

I love the new parking deck at SGMC. Why can’t I find a space on the second level where the main entrance is? The bottom floor has always been empty. Make them folks park down there.

I see medical staff at SGMC wearing “sterile” scrubs, shoe covers, hats, and the like outside! And then they walk right back into the operating room! Sterile? Don’t think so. Probably a law against that.

The incompetence of the Obama administration is the result of a president being elected based on his race rather than his resume.

The vast majority of readers have no idea what the rants about a “bus tour” of a neighborhood are about.

It must be nice for you rich folks to pull your kids out and abandon the middle and lower class kids, then send in rants criticizing the schools you left. Good example.

Please research the ramifications if the charter school amendment passes. The wording on the ballot is meant to mislead voters.

We need better coaching staff for sixth graders at Lowndes Middle School. My son was at every practice, and come game day, only played one or two plays. It’s not about the coaches. It’s about the kids. How are they going to learn if they don’t get to play.

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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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