Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 20, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, February 20, 2014

VALDOSTA — Those two Republican senators who voted against increasing the debt limit were voting responsibly. Those that voted for, were hedging re-election bids. When foreign nations stop extending the U.S. credit just because it can print more worthless money, people who rely on government assistance of any kind are going to get cut off and you can blame the federal government for its lack of leadership now.

If you added all the five previous presidents’ parties and vacations up, it would not touch the Obama families. If you added the 5 previous presidents’ debts up, it would not touch the Obama administration. If you added up all the biased, first time, "I'm gonna get mine" thinkers who voted Obama in, well you end up with what we have had for the last six years. Congratulations, you got yours — debt and waste.

I'm not against smoking pot. I would much rather see seniors or those on several meds smoking pot than taking a handful of pills. To all the others that want to just get buzzed, smoking one joint is equal to smoking 10 cigarettes. What is so cool about getting high, drunk, or smokin' crack or any other drug? Those who do look and act like complete idiots, unless that is what you wanted to accomplish.

I had a problem and Trey at Winnelson Co. Plumbing solved it. He was very knowledgeable of his job and product. He treated me with the respect and courtesy one would expect. I had the impression my problem was the most important thing on his mind. Thanks, Trey!

It's time for the Lowndes County Board to explain. Is it true that Davis went home instead of working his new assignment? And he is still getting paid? What leave policy is this? I have three children and was docked pay when leave ran out. Concerned about the children's education? What a joke. Just what the taxpayers don’t need.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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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

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