Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 13, 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!

If I am looking to relocate or start a new business and I’m driving through Valdosta and see all those anti-business No Pipeline signs, how likely am I to keep on driving? Very likely.

Take away benefits from people who fail drug tests and you’ll just give them extra incentive to commit crime.

Lowndes County board members, why are teachers being asked to come to work on a Saturday during summer to clean, weed, trim bushes and spread mulch at school? Aren’t there system employees who get paid to do that? Where does the list of things teachers are asked to do end? What other professionals are asked to do such while on vacation and being furloughed?

County tax-hike hearings, do you want to know if we want a tax hike? No! Do we want to hear excuses and babble about how revenue is down and costs are up? No! We live with that every day and manage to keep our expenses below our declining income. Put your “Big Boy” pants on and fit your budget to your income. We run our businesses and family budgets without hearings or excuses, you need to do so too. There is more to running a business than cutting ribbons and kissing babies.

Your insurance card has the name of an established insurance company on it. It doesn’t say “Obamacare.” So how do these doctors know that your insurance was purchased through the exchange?

Obamacare was passed through Congress, like other laws. Deportations of illegal immigrants are the highest they have ever been. The troops in Afghanistan are still getting three meals a day. Every reason you gave for impeachment was a lie. You cannot impeach simply because your guy lost.

I left Valdosta for 10 years and wish I had never came back.

If you can carry a lethal semi-automatic firearm everywhere these days and the police can’t stop or question you, what should one do now if you see three rough-looking dudes enter a bank loaded to bear?

Don’t worry, Obama has everything covered; just as soon as he finishes his pool game.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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