Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 27, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, February 27, 2014

VALDOSTA — The governor and his justice reform council as well as the federal government, worked to release people from prison and county jails, going below the minimum sentence guidelines, to save taxpayers the burden of housing these people. But probation here in Lowndes County fills the jail to capacity and over, sticking it to the taxpayers again. Read the paper. It's not hardly a day that goes by, someone is arrested for probation violation. What's wrong with this picture?

Here's an idea. Maybe that person trying to get around you on the interstate has an emergency he's trying to get to. So quit playing games, speeding up and slowing down, trying to keep him from passing you on the right. Normally, no, you shouldn't but maybe, just maybe, that person is trying to get to a sick child, a loved one who's been rushed to the hospital. Ever think of that?

The Valdosta Industrial Authority seems to have home-grown management with limited connections outside the area. In order to attract business it needs experienced business people with broader networks, outside the state and  even the country.

What has happened to Valdosta? It has went from a nice place to live to a nasty smoky place, everybody burning trash in their yards. I live in a subdivision in the county, and there is always someone smoking up the neighborhood. The whole city and county just stinks. Clean it up, Valdosta. How about no burning in your yards if you have neighbors?

If Lowndes wanted to take students to a warm, tropical climate, for a lot less money then $2,000, I suggest Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. They are within a couple of hours flight time; no passport needed, and about one-fourth the cost. Looks like some adults want an excuse to go to Hawaii!

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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