Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 10, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

- — Will the addition of a few more houses around the base be worth losing 6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars it brings to our local economy each year? Not to mention losing more teaching jobs and educational funding when all the families move away. To quote our friends from MNF “Come on Man.” Things are bad enough. Let's not cut our noses off to spite our faces.

I dread the construction phase of the Hill Avenue overpass, but look forward to having it. Now if only our local leaders could possess the wisdom to add overpasses for St. Augustine and Baytree to the next SPLOST. I think they would be amazed at the support.

Valdosta does not have traffic flow. Valdosta has traffic jerk. Drive from one red light to the next  stop. And so forth and so forth.

Obama's health plan will also penalize anyone that doesn't have health insurance with a nice fine. Also, if you read it, the government will have access to bank accounts at will.

For many years, I have taken the oath " protect and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...". Until now I didn't really understand what a domestic enemy was. Obama and the radical left is the greatest enemy in our history.

I don't do nice things to receive a thank you. I do nice things as a way of saying thank you to God, who delivers grace.

Southern hospitality hasn't gone anywhere. Some people have it, some people don't. When I pass by people I try to look them in the eyes and smile and 99 percent of the time they do the same to me. I get a lot of "good mornings" and "how are you?" from people on a daily basis.

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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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