Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 28, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, March 28, 2014

VALDOSTA — I was amazed, when I read all the articles regarding Lowndes High School Mock Trial Team — how impressive. I’m even more impressed that VDT ran so many articles about an academic sport! Way to go!

Isn't it funny that the poorest states in the country are Southern states with Republican govenors? Is that your plan of trickle down?

Touche to the individual who thwarted the burglars last week; however, authorities say do not confront felons. Despite your 2nd Amendment right, a few material items is not worth your life. The life you save may be your own.

My husband was one of those folks hired from ”out of area.” He fought the good ol’ boy network for over four years to no avail. Valdosta and the surrounding areas will continue to see educated, high-earning families leave due to its ways.

I have been a firefighter in the VFD for five  years. It is a shame that I make $8.95 an hour, the same wage as when I started. This high risk job can take us from our families at any time, saving you. Our city manager and council should be ashamed. We deserve more respect!

A home owner on Azalea Drive told me he saw not one, but two large rats  climbing up the side of his house this week. He's never had a rat problem. Would the demolition contractor or the City of Remerton tell us if they ran a lot of rats out of the Old Cotton Mill when they tore it down? If so, let us know. If they did not kill them, they had to go somewhere. Have other homes seen an increase in rats?

I hope our governor finally does something sensible, and vetoes the inane bill to require drug testing of food stamp recipients. First of all, drug use is higher among the general public than those receiving food stamps. Secondly, the same law has been ruled unconstitutional in other states. Finally, it’s against federal law.

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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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    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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