Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 15, 2013

-- — Sorry for people dumping and using your vacant corner lot. If you don’t have money to spare to keep up the vacant lot, or to clean it up, why not sell it? You’d then have money to spare, and you wouldn’t have a vacant lot to worry about people dumping on. Two birds with one stone.

If the city continues to threaten higher taxes if SPLOST VII does not pass, I guarantee it will fail. People don’t like to be threatened. Of the $80 million expected, $77.8 million is dedicated to water/sewer projects, police and fire department, all worthy projects. What about the remaining $2.2 million?

I was in total shock this past week when I witnessed business owners tell young children they couldn’t afford to give them a few dollars to help with traveling expenses for their ball teams to go to state. You people walk around with your nose stuck up in the air and act like you have millions in the bank, but you couldn’t afford a few dollars to help these children who worked hard to get where they are and represent your county!

I agree with the person that wrote in about trees and shrubs blocking the driver’s view. The place it bothers me the most is at the mall in Valdosta. As you are driving on the road that goes around the mall; you are required to stop at all stop signs. However, the people driving into the mall parking area aren't required to stop. Most of the time when you stop at one of the stop signs, you can’t see if someone is flying in.

Again, we don’t approve SPLOST in order to pay to improve private property. Now you know why voters vote against SPLOST tax when you misuse their money. Let the community come up with the money to improve private houses and property.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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