Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 12, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

VALDOSTA — Gotta love the new Industrial Authority’s fancy new Office located on Roosevelt Avenue. Nearly a million dollars of taxpayers money used to acquire the vacant building and renovate it. I believe there are plenty of vacant offices located all across town they could have just rented at a fraction of the cost. Just more waste of taxpayers’ money by the Industrial Authority.

Just wondering how the big James Road project is coming along?

Low-paying businesses will soon hear our local governments push for higher minimum wage. How do they know? Recall the many times they copied the federal government's agenda. Instead, remove the minimum wage law. Workers are money. No workers, no money. Without workers, the low-paying business owner is on welfare, too. Higher paying competitors happy. Minimum wage is a government growing business subsidy, plain and simple.

Will the Board of Directors of the Valdosta Chamber of Commerce please take a closer look at the leadership there? The Chamber needs to modernize and it seems the president is unwilling to do that. Time for new leadership.

Sure would be nice if Georgia Power was available in Lake Park.

To the person about pot heads. A recent study proves that marijuana has reduced the number of suicides in military members and others. Regulate marijuana. I mean it is all natural with numerous benefits, not just getting high.

Do prisoners pick up trash on the roadsides? If not, why don't they?

To the person who said that pot has caused suicides and murders, you sir/madam are ignorant. Where did you get such facts?

Thank you, W. G. Nunn Elementary School for the Father/Daugther and Mother/Son valentine's dance. That was a first class event. Thank you for the extra activities this year!

The church my family attends is a guilt-free house of God. Those who can contribute much may give from their wealth; those of lesser means give what they can. Our church reaches out to the migrant community, the poor, etc. without judgment. The ranter may keep his money if he wishes. God will still provide.

My husband was recently treated at SGMC Outpatient. We were really treated graciously and a follow up with a phone call checking on us.  Thank you so much.

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  • 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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    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

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