Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 22, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 23, 2014

VALDOSTA — There have been numerous wrecks since the city removed the turn arrows from Ashley going south and Patterson going north. Either put them back or make these streets one way.

My child will be a freshman at Lowndes High this fall and I happen to be one of those parents that cares about appearance. I have looked all over the Internet and can’t find a copy of the dress code anywhere. Is there one or is this the reason the kids dress the way they do. Can anybody tell me where to find this information?

City officials: Now that they are making the opening larger under the bridge at the Florida line (Madison Highway), can you pursue the NS Railroad to make the opening under their bridge at the Gornto/YMCA location larger so that it is not a bottleneck causing flooding into city subdivisions behind it as it has in the past? They need only remove some of the earth support on both sides of the river and replace it with concrete supports. Problem solved. It takes time to deal with the RR, so start now! Thanks.

Again a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy. Good job.

Many military bases were built due to members of Congress wanting them in their states and districts. With the threat of full-scale conventional war reduced there is no need for the number of bases. Reduction is a fact of life and represents a change in the threat.

AT&T has blessed workers? Preventing somebody from hooking up to your lost phone is their job. It’s part of what they are paid for. You know, your monthly bill? That’s where it comes from. People shouldn’t have to be praised for doing what they are paid to do.

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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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