Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 4, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — People need to quit judging people and look at themselves. That’s all you need to worry about.

You’re really complaining about not being waved to?

I am seeing couches, love seats and other furniture sitting on the side of the road in Lowndes County much more frequently in the past few months. Who do we thank for this?

Valdosta is one of the most expensive places to live in Georgia and one of the poorest places to live in the nation. Perhaps it’s time for a change in local leadership.

Punishing someone for using an inappropriate racial term in the past does not allow for a person to change. How many popular movies concerning race have featured this theme? “Red Tails,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Men of Honor,” “The Defiant Ones,” “The Dirty Dozen,” etc. We, as a society, should encourage change and progress, not punish it.

Does Lake Park have a city marshal, and is there an ordinance regarding poorly kept houses and yards? Something needs to be done. These places are degrading to other property owners. I thought at one time there was going to be some type of clean up for these areas.

Let’s see, the party that introduced legislation in 1999 to repeal the Depression-era Glass-Steagall banking act, which then led to this worldwide recession, still believe that illegal vegetable pickers working 14 hours a day caused the worldwide recession?

First the mill owners promised a restored mill, then to at least make a nice park around the water tower and smokestack. Now they plan to leave just the tower and only “for the time being.” Empty promises are all we will be left with when it’s done.

Are the mill owners ever going to actually clean up the property or just strip it of all valuables to sell and let it sit again?

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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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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