Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 15, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 15, 2013

VALDOSTA — SPLOST supporters, please read the Public Notices in the Friday paper each week. These are the friends and neighbors who have severe financial problems. I counted 59 foreclosures on one full page and there are 12 pages. Every dollar you pull out of the private sector lowers wages, profits and employment. Every dollar you spend in the public sector requires future expenses in maintenance, wages, repairs or in the case of property, reduces tax roles and shifts the burden to taxpayers. The city should be selling property, cutting budgets, reducing staff to pay for expenses. That is what the citizens you see in the paper are doing.

After six to eight years of hearing "there is no money for raises" and taking four furlough days per year, I can't help but wonder why a very select few at the Lowndes Board of Education received 40 and 50 percent raises. How about it, board members?

Strong, successful leaders lead by example. If their employees must experience cutbacks, strong leaders will cut their own benefits first, and usually to a greater extent, and ensure their employees know this. So South Georgia Medical Center leaders, where do you stand?


A scientific study of Valdosta's problems yielded the following findings: 1) Everyone should have their license revoked and start over with a driving course 2) Our kids are bored out of their minds and will probably move away and 3) Attorneys have ruined everything. Corrective measures should be taken at once.

I am tired of the comments that we ought to be thankful for our jobs and basically not complain about wrongdoing. SGMC employees are being told not to express their concerns, yet all the while the hospital is throwing away money left and right. And no, neither my spouse nor myself voted for Obama, and we do not support Obamacare.

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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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