Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 27, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, June 27 2014

VALDOSTA — I agree with ranters about the Eager Road patch. It is bumpier now than it was before patching!

My pay only goes up about 1 to 2 percent a year. Now the government is raising gas tax, water rates, property taxes and other surprises that will occur July 1 and Oct. 1. Some solutions are to raise minimum wage but it will be taken by taxes and higher food prices.

This is about the ranter on redirecting Ashley and Patterson Street traffic. I have seen too many near misses (hits) on these streets due to people having to wait numerous light changes in order to make a left turn and just gunning it.

Why are middle and high school coaches as well as volunteer coaches still allowed to use spit tobacco products during practice and games when tobacco is prohibited from campuses. Also in light of the death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn due to cancer caused by his use of tobacco, this is a bad example for the players. If a student was caught with the tobacco, they would be subject to school discipline. Can we say double standard?

Saying all pit bulls should be put down is ignorance at its finest. As with every animal what matters is the environment the dog is brought up in.

The man coming out of the store beside me this morning obviously assumed I too blame everything on President Obama! His doctor called his prescription to the wrong pharmacy ... not sure at all how this was our President’s fault. For those of us who could not purchase insurance at any cost due to pre-existing conditions, we are grateful the health-care law is in effect.   

This question was asked in the rant/rave: With so many pools of dangerous mosquitoes in Valdosta, why is the overgrown ditch and canal on Lakeland Avenue being ignored? My answer would have to be, darn if I know. If I did know, you didn’t leave a phone number where I could call you back. Why don’t you call the ditch and canal people on the phone and ask them?

It does not seem ignorant to assume that pit bulls are dangerous when nearly every report of dog attacks involves them.  

The same liberal media which is suppressing the reports of firearms being used to protect the rights of citizens as well as their property is the same liberal media who are lying to us about the record heat waves and other weather-related fabricated stories about Al Gore’s climate change myth.

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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

  • 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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