Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 2, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

--- — People need to start keeping their “religious opinions, beliefs or whatever” to themselves. Freedom of religion needs to be banned at least in public anyway. I know people who were offended by the woman on Friday standing ... with some sign that said “Hell is for real” when there is no proof of heaven or hell! Or if freedom of religion is not going to be banned, then religion needs to be kept behind closed doors, not out in public! These changes need to be made!

So, you claim Psalm 104 gives you comfort and discounts global warming and climate change. I suppose you also believe the world is flat and has corners? Why pick what you want? Revelation 7:1, 20:8. Oh, do witches also float?

I knew when SPLOST was passed that that would not be enough. Now it is time to raise other taxes. Raise cigarette and liquor taxes! You are driving us to smoke and drink anyway!

Many people in Valdosta are concerned with “out of control federal spending,” expect for money spent on keeping Moody Air Force Base open, of course. That government spending doesn’t count, just like federal mortgage, construction, and farm subsidies. You like those.

Citizens were told by the local government pass SPLOST or look for tax hikes, now we learn it’s pass SPLOST and look for tax hikes.

I was amazed by not surprised with the FY-15 Lowndes County budget. I think these people forgot about Public Administration 101, and that is your expenditures cannot exceed your revenues. One or the other has to give, and I guess you decided that it was better to increase revenues by increasing everyone’s taxes, instead of cutting back non-essential services first; get a clue. ... To say the county is “not a business” is one of the problems with government at all levels.   

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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

  • 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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