Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 29, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 30, 2014

VALDOSTA — Pay attention all residents of Lowndes County (including the cities). We voted for SPLOST, now they are raising our taxes anyway, instead of cutting back wasteful spending. Now it appears that the school board is joining in on wasting our tax money by raising the school tax for all residents. I suggest everyone start becoming an educated voter and find out what your candidate stands for before you cast your vote.

Imagine my surprise when I got to the intersection of Madison Highway and Patterson Street in the right lane and found out I couldn’t turn left anymore. Isn’t that progress in reverse?

If you have that much of a problem driving around Valdosta, maybe you need to learn how to drive. I am constantly driving around town and have no issues getting where I need to go (even going south on Ashley and north on Patterson). Just takes some common sense!

If one requires evidence that some of those Fox News personalities are plum loco please go to Ann Coulter’s website and read her article on how America’s interest in the 2014 World Cup is a sure sign of its decline.

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Ravine at Kinderlou while celebrating our parents’ anniversary last weekend. The food and service was top notch. Cathy and the staff exceeded our expectations!

Question? If employees are paid on the 15th and the 30th of every month, are they being ripped off? There should be 26 pay periods but you only get 24 checks. Getting paid this way aren’t you cheated out of a week or two? What can be done about it? This is awful for salary employees who are already getting cheated out of hours worked.

This illegal immigration and the “Dream Act” has really ticked me off. My son graduated high school last year and was denied the Pell Grant because of our income. We make too much for him to qualify and not enough to pay for his school. It seems to me if you’re not minority or illegal, you are out of luck. Also do you know how hard it is to get a job if you are white ? This is nothing more than discrimination against whites.

All the people who voted for Obama and wanted a change, well, I hope you like your change.

The new development on Jerry Jones, the city really needs to build a run-around for cars to get around cars going into that condominium. This is an easy process and the city should have done it in the process.

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  • 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

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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

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