Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2011

-- — Not another penny for SPLOST while the current regime is in power. Once again you are hurting the citizens of Valdosta, showing little remorse for your actions. Do I need to remind folks of what you did to the “Islanders” and the money you cost them? Now you are faced with another citizen lawsuit over the contamination of their properties from a neglected sewage plant.

To the adult ranting about children being in the bar area of restaurants: Monday evening my two young daughters and I went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse (their pick) where the hostess seated us at a booth in the bar area. While this would not have been my first choice of tables, I understand that servers’ stations are seated according to a rotation. Instead, we made the most of our night out and had a great time! We did not disturb the “peaceful atmosphere” of the already loud family restaurant. If drinking your dinner in tranquility is what you’re after, then I suggest you stay home or find a bar that caters to a very quiet 21 and up crowd.

A ranter said Friday, “If you don’t like the idea of people getting help with housing and food when they need it ...” The key words there are “when they need it.” Too many are on assistance who do not need it, who have money for the clubs, new cars, houses, big TV’s, steaks, etc. For them, I have no respect.

To those who criticize others who do not support SPLOST, my I suggest that you “grow up.” Like you, every taxpaying citizen has the right to question where tax money is being spent, and reasons why. Speaking for myself, while I agree that SPLOST does provide a good funding source for some projects, all I ask is before we go to the tax payer asking for more money, we must justify the need, and determine that all other funding sources have been exhausted.

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  • 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

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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