Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 13, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, February 13, 2014

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes and Valdosta school systems’ pride in consolidating school calendars is one more step toward consolidating school systems.

VSU has a policy of issuing parking permits and making violations. There are schools in Valdosta and around the U.S. that do neither. The policy is just another financial burden upon staff employees, faculty members and especially the students. Even those who are disabled must buy a parking permit. It is simply a perverse form of extortion and a way to make a great deal of money having nothing to do with safety and security or traffic control.

I would love for the City of Valdosta and Valdosta State to put caution lights and walk signals at all crosswalks for campus. On Patterson there are lots of students on foot. There should be a scheduled stop pattern. Sad for a child to lose a life because we won’t spend the money to do it right. Traffic in Valdosta has changed — upgrade for people's safety.

The City of Valdosta had a hometown guy to choose as their fire chief, but went outside. Please voters remember this when it comes time to vote. We  don’t want this town to become Albany.

Over the past four years that we’ve been in Valdosta, we have repeatedly heard “if you don’t like it, leave.” Well we are, and guess what? We are taking our checkbook with us!

Less than a week ago a VSU student was killed while doing exactly what she was supposed to do while walking across the road. However, that fact does not seem to cross the mind of these college students who cross the street where there are no crosswalks, without looking.

Let’s congratulate and welcome the new Valdosta Fire Chief Broome. The who you know, good ole buddy system has came to an end. Finally, the most knowledgeable and educated was chosen. Wish him well. He has a huge mess to clean up.

Once again, people don’t understand or invest the time to research an issue before blindly ranting about it. Why would the Industrial Authority elect to continue to pay rent on a privately owned building and gain no equity for the taxpayer when a mortgage on a new facility is cheaper? I applaud their decision and recognize good leadership when I see it.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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