Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

-- — I moved here from the Midwest and have found walking in Valdosta to be scary. Sidewalks are rare and there are no gravel shoulders for protection on busy paved roads. I try to avoid streets like Eager Road but must use them to get to safer neighborhoods. Following the Georgia Governor's office of Highway Safety, I walk close to the left side of the road facing traffic. That's also what I learned in school.

To the citizen who complained about the mismanagement of county/city government in Berrien County, maybe you should run for office. At least then you'll be a little more informed about certain issues before you run off at the mouth.

Why do all you people in the city send your kids to Lowndes? Every day I drop off my daughter at Lowndes and I see tons of kids that I know live in the city school district. Classrooms are full enough.

Local governments are already dividing up SPLOST VII money they don't have. For those in government, what makes you think the taxpayers are going to pass the next SPLOST VII? I noticed how fovernment tried to slip it past the voters in the last Presidential election even though it wasn't going to expire for another year. Who is accountable for how the local governments spend the SPLOST monies. Our city leaders have failed. The water treatment plant fiasco being called "An Act of God" stinks to high heaven. We need a change from the top down. Vote the failed leaders out of office.

The city was able to build water treatment facilities before SPLOST. The county built Perimeter Road before SPLOST. We were told with the first SPLOST all our roads would be paved within a reasonable time frame because of the maintenance savings. Now they can’t upgrade the radio system without SPLOST. I vote NO!

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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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