Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 27, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

-- — Privatizing garbage collection has a little to do with the amount of trash on the roadways, but it has more to do with people who simply throw their trash from their moving cars rather than taking it home for disposal. It involves a complete lack of respect for oneself or the community.

Thank you, VDT, for having the courage to say what others don’t want to. We have no new jobs, are losing businesses and the people taking our tax dollars don’t care and keep coming back for more. I think they need to give us our money back.

I read with interest the editorials and comments this week about Valdosta’s poor economy. When the best thing you have going for you is that you convinced an industry to not to move, you’re in trouble. Instead of being mad at the paper, those responsible should be ashamed.

It’s all over SGMC that the doctors are trying to take over and push out the administrators, the Authority and the attorney. They want to run the whole show just like they did at Smith. While the staff gets cut, the doctors keep getting rich and when they don’t get their way, they throw a tantrum and threaten to buy it and fire everybody. Why isn’t the VDT writing about it?

 Years ago when our economy wanted free trade, I knew our economy would not stay afloat. You can’t send manufacturing and agriculture overseas and stimulate our growth here.

I agree that no one should dump trash out on the road. But let’s get serious. The police have better things to do than trace serial numbers on a TV. I hope they do, at least. If they actually did this, people would holler about them not catching dangerous criminals. And anyway, that TV could have been sold five different times since it was originally bought.

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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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