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.  

Text Only
Rant & Raves
  • Rants & Raves

    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

Top News

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results