Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 21, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 21, 2013

VALDOSTA — Let me get this right, SPLOST is passed, and in a week you are talking about budget woes? I have to compliment you on your management style, and criticize the voters for passing SPLOST. You talk about Sheriff's office and their budget problems, yet we still do not have enough professional fire protection?

If you think you are so important, then this quote from Margaret Thatcher is for you. "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are — you aren't.”

To the Valwood students: There are some people who would be offended by a head of lettuce. Just ignore him and move on. Thanks for the tribute. Signed, An Appreciative Vet.

The Republicans have their attack machine in full force against Obamacare. They are trying to convince us that nobody wants it and because the sign-up website has some startup hiccups the whole system should be scrapped. Such hypocrisy. The great number of users trying to get in to sign up crashes the website; that is proof positive that Obamacare is something that millions of people need and want!

I am a Vietnam veteran. Beginning in 1965, I too was spit on, heckled and called a baby killer while in uniform. But they were not hippies, they were college students my own age. I was deeply hurt and confused, but proud to be an American serving my country. Today, I carry no ill will. The outpouring of respect I receive thanking me for my service has made up for that era tenfold.

Taylor Sanderlin, perfect letter in Saturday's paper! Thank you all for honoring our veterans!

I can't believe we have to accept a gas pipeline. We don't want one. This is a democracy, not a corporate wild west. Residents in Texas had a gas pipeline explosion Thursday and still can't go home. Lowndes County Commissioners, listen to the people. We say no to a pipeline.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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