Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 3, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

-- — I would like to give two “thumbs up” to Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall for recognizing that we must and can do business better with respect to the response time of the Lowndes County Fire Department. Numerous homes have been lost because of the long response times, and a county that insists that the current system is working.

With the closing of Ashley Cinemas, it occurs to me that this would be a perfect time for Valdosta to build a brand new “dollar theater” somewhere else. I know the point is to get people to the bigger theater but not everyone can afford to do so.

Bubba Jax Crab Shack should have been chosen the Best Seafood for 2014. It is most definitely the best. My hats are off to Brian Banks and his staff for their dedication and hard work in making this restaurant a complete success. Keep up the good work, because you are number one in Valdosta.

You can’t refute facts. The earth is warming, sea level is rising, the poles are in transition, and the world’s glaciers are retreating. Past periods of global warming are written in the rocks (fossil record and depositional patterns). The extent to which human activity may play in this is not measurable. If it makes you feel better to believe “all is well”, go right ahead.

Affluent Lowndes County residents religiously support rich Republicans where only two of them voted for a recent bill to increase veterans medical, education, training benefits bill that failed in the house by 56-41.

The U.K. requires a lie detector test to get welfare. We need to do lie, drug, and sanity testing in the U.S. for all politicians, military, and agency leaders. We do not pay them to get high, fried, and lie. That done, then require testing for all welfare recipients. Also end the IRS and go to a flat federal tax on purchases paid at time of purchase. Those getting welfare must submit income and spending records quarterly, and get tested, to earn welfare.

Williams Street. “One of Valdosta’s Prettiest Streets” (from a recent tant). This is a disgusting and visual example of local government ineptitude. The Mayor and City Manager should be tarred and feathered along with the Councilman from this .district! Throw these elected officials and Hanson out, then use SPLOST funds to UNDO this Williams Street Mess!

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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

  • 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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