Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 6, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

-- — My challenge to the Valdosta community and the VDT is to identify a South Georgia community who has been more successful than Valdosta with industrial recruitment over the past five years. Albany? Moultrie? Thomasville? Tifton? Waycross? The Authority has announced significant projects including Martins, Home Depot, Smith Drugs, Steeda, John Deere Water Technologies. Get informed!

To the person who was in the Social Security office and saw all those scam artists scamming Social Security, I don’t care; I’m rich, live off of investments, do not have to pay any Social Security tax. Why do you think we put all the “disability” stuff on Social Security instead of on welfare? So you and the working stiffs would have to pay it, and not me. Quit complaining, life is good, taxes are too high on rich people.

Do they actually pay someone to pick up all the cigarette butts at SGMC? Looks like they need to go smoke-free.

Please repair the railroad tracks by Perimeter and Highway 84 East intersection. It is horrible.

What happened to Wednesday's Times being only Raves?

The GOP seems to be getting kookier, crankier, and more extreme in its old age. You can’t impeach President Obama on perjury charges because he made a promise about a health-care plan which was not fulfilled. They seem to be falling back to the early 1950s with “Tail Gunner Joe” at the helm. Be scared, be very scared.

Can someone please explain to me why many Republicans want a new war in Syria? Our troops are too valuable to waste in such places.

The Christian Right takes issue with the concept of climate change. They understand the role of man is to subjugate and dominate the planet and all other life forms. Pollution, destruction, and extinction to them is a sign of progress and blessing. They are wrong, dead wrong.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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