Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 10, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 11, 2013

-- — Loud music outside your window in your office complex and you want to know what to do besides calling 911? How about you get off your rump, walk outside, and tell them to turn it down?

I think it is time for the city traffic engineering department to sit and observe at a few intersections to see how disorganized the traffic signals are. You would think they never have to negotiate the logjam at Ashley and Hill everyday. I also wonder why the left turn lane lights are timed to only allow two or three cars through before they change to red. I have sat through numerous light changes trying to turn south onto Norman Drive from St. Augustine.

The city couldn't build a wall and holding pond with pumps to handle the overflowing waters around the plant to prevent this after last time? EPA said the last time left contaminated soil that is carried by wind as dust, what about the health of the workers there and the rest of us? A few million for this is too much? But fine for new auditorium? Certain city leader(s) should be fired.

I agree with the comments about furlough days. Wasn’t that a one-year thing only? How many years has it been? Maybe somebody's calculator needs some new batteries. Wait, maybe they are not in the budget either. A freeze on raises is supposed to be for everyone. Good luck, teachers and students.

Do not lend money to your kin folks who promise to pay you back during income tax time. They never do or they will short change you. Thank you very much, to my kin  folks.

I wonder how our elected and city officials would feel if they lived on Meadowbrook and had untreated sewage coming up into their back yard?

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

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