Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 24, 2014

-- — Did you know that 92 million Americans are not working now? A large percentage are male, bread winners, and our president is busy filling out his basketball bracket?

The city manager, all of the city department heads, the mayor and most of the city council have been in office for many years. The sewage treatment plant was built in the mid ’50s. Since then, the Valdosta Mall, many high rise hotels, big box stores and new subdivisions have been built, expecting the plant to handle all this sewage flow. There is a great need to clean out city hall by holding these people accountable.

To the lady that pulled out of Flash Foods onto Northside Drive on March 20, at 9:20 a.m. in the grey Nissan: Do you even realize how lucky you are that the driver in the white Corvette was able to avoid what was sure to be a very bad wreck? As I passed you, you were still texting. Wake up people — put your phones down when behind the wheel. Next time you may not be so lucky to come across such a good defensive driver.

The new policy allowing colleges to ban tobacco products does not require the ban be enforced. A recent survey found nearly half the student body opposes a ban while most other students feel the current policy should actually be enforced. I hope Dr.

McKinney took those surveys seriously and really thinks about implementing any new policies.

Has anyone thought about how long this sewer issue has been building and why the officials didn't do the right thing 10+ years ago? You can't fix something overnight that took years and years to create. Thanks, Leon and Larry. We citizens appreciate your mistakes!

Twenty years ago when I moved to Valdosta I told my wife the timing of the traffic lights was terrible. There are professionals whose jobs it is to fix this. It saves money and time. Seems like the "good ol’ boys" want to keeps things on par with the past.

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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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