Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 2, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, August 2, 2013

VALDOSTA — No, you’re not getting SPLOST VII! First you spend millions fighting over it, as to who gets what percent of it. SPLOST I, II, III, IV, V, and VI obviously didn’t go to beef up the existing sewer plant. It went for more government employees, higher wages, bonuses, bigger retirement benefits, insurance, health care, and expensive trips, parties, and longer vacations. You’re just like Washington, D.C.!

Maybe local government should have anticipated these now urgent needs, back when they were building big fancy headquarters for themselves, the Industrial Authority, etc. These needs didn’t seem that urgent a short time ago when they wanted a new library and auditorium.

Whatever happened to the part of expanding Gornto that involved the railroad tracks? I get really tired of the backup caused by someone waiting to turn into the YMCA or Creekside.

The VSU salary adjustments are a slap in the face to all hard-working employees. Faculty that have done nothing for years are being given huge bonuses, while those that earned merit for excellence are penalized. Also, the biggest payouts all go to administration. This is rewarding sloth and punishing ambition. This is an example of government incompetence and greed at its worst.

SGMC needs to clean house from the top down and change this ignorant rut of abusing the loyal employees.

City Council! Who do we clap for and give a big raise and bonus to for the recent release of 7.5 million gallons of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee River? I smell a rat. No, it's the river I smell, I guess. This time the river was only half way up the banks. Has the berm been built back up? I think more rain is on the way. Pray instead.

The current Times poll, "How Do You Read A Book" is interesting and sad at the same time. You can tell by the spelling and grammar in the comments written about articles in the paper, that a lot of folks don't read much.

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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

  • 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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