Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 10, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

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

Valdosta is top shrinking city in the U.S. by Bloomberg. Why? Poor excuse for doctors. House prices too high. Rent too high. Taxes going up. Poor paying jobs. And no jobs. Dirty City.

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners published an increase in property taxes on July 7 = .05 percent, then on July 8 = 14.19 percent, and finally on July 9 =10.46 percent. Question is, how can any average citizen develop an opinion based on numbers presented that change from day to day? Just what is the correct number today?

Not only is Obama trying to starve our troops in Afghanistan with two meals a day, he has also ordered them to be issued with old ammunition left over from World War II. Heard it on Faux Newz so it must be true.

I cannot believe the stupidity of some people that want open borders and hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to flood the U.S. America is over populated as it is and nearly bankrupt. This is not about helping others, this is about helping ourselves. We outsource too many jobs as well as let too many immigrants come over and run our businesses. If we continue to let this happen, legal citizens as well as our children will be without jobs.

I want to rave about a lady by the name of Cash and her crew at the Egg & I. When I go there after church, she always has a smile as she seats me and the service is great!

There are many reasons why Valdosta tops the shrinking cities list: The people that live there! So glad we moved!

Why is it rationalization when someone explains a point you don’t agree with? But to answer your question, trouble happens in bars like anywhere else and it’s a right to do so. To the one that says a police officer can’t ask to see your permit, not necessarily true.  

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  • 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

  • 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

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