Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 10, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

-- — Don’t put the battle against global warming on Christians. Yes they may be duped into voting for certain blocks because they are promised some of their principles are going to be upheld, but that is only for their vote, nothing gets done. It’s the Koch brothers and some big oil interests that are funding the war against global warming. Just because some of their unpaid talking parrots are Christians who spend more time watching nut-case “news” shows than they do in church, does not mean all Christians are involved.

Thank you to Melissa Powell and Chrystal Odom two SGMC Nurses who went above and beyond to help me last week. You two were my angels that day.

What do you want to bet the recent “stand your ground” defense murder cases in Florida (theater texting and loud music) were perpetrated by avid patriots and real American fans of Fox News?

Fox News viewers “learned” that Mitt Romney would win in a landslide and then were shocked when it was President Obama that won in a landslide. I’ll pass on that kind of “learning.”

Valdosta, why don’t we have more senior housing? We seem to cater to the college students. Other towns take care of their seniors. A lot of us don’t qualify for income-based but we also cannot afford high rent to be in nice, safe neighborhoods. Valdosta, let’s start taking care of our seniors, and building apartments that they can afford.

I agree with recent comments regarding the Industrial Authority, and I’m thankful the newspaper allows the majority opinion to make the Rant & Rave. Despite a lingering recession and acute work-force challenges here, they have done quite well. I wish the people of Lowndes County would lend more support to those trying to help this community despite pretty difficult challenges.

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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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