Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

-- — To inform citizens, are you aware of the five-year plan put into effect Aug. 1, 2012? Your water and sewer bill will increase each year. How is all the extra money going to be spent, city leaders? It seems it should be to finance a new water plant. Think of all the homes, apartments and businesses paying this increase.

If you don't want Valdosta Police stopping Lowndes High students, maybe you should tell the students not to speed in their own school zone.

Please don't follow the advice of the misinformed person suggesting walkers walk with traffic and bikers ride against. Not only is this unsafe it is also against the law. Bikers follow the same rules as vehicles, and pedestrians  are instructed to walk/run against traffic when no sidewalk is available.

Did you know that Moody Field Library will be closing by the end of this month? What else are they planning on removing from our military personnel and their families? Their bases are their homes and their communities. We need to nurture our military families. They give their all and we need to praise them not punish them.

I agree that SPLOST is the best way to raise money for projects. However, as far as the things that seem most important to the people, such as infrastructure and waste management, we still have the same people in charge that mismanaged and abused the one that is in effect now. Are we to believe that they can be trusted now.

To the informed citizen regarding the waste water treatment plant: This has been an ongoing problem for years. What happened with the past SPLOST money that could have been spent on that. What makes you think they will do the right thing? The Mayor needs to wake up. Stop spending SPLOST money on other things.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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