Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

-- — I will not be voting for current politicians in office that have sworn to uphold the law and then blatantly violate it. It is against the law to put signs in the right-of-way. I will not be voting for any current politicians that are currently breaking the law, especially in Lake Park. They should have their signs picked up by maintenance crews and fined.

Now that we have the Gornto Road extension finished, it is time to add some left turn signals to the traffic lights where Woodrow Wilson crosses Ashley Street. I just noticed the new traffic cams at Gornto and Oak. Do they work any better than the others in town that don't work at all?

Hey, you folks who do not want to pay more money in taxes with SPLOST you better get out and vote now. The politicians have voted already so you best vote now or it is over.

Regarding the customer kept waiting while the staff were on the phone, I have seen the reverse side of the situation — a sign in a store saying, “We realize how important your call is to you, so we wouldn’t dream of interrupting it by serving you.”

Lowndes County Board of Education needs to update their fundraising policy to limit fundraisers per calendar year. I am sick of Westside PTO’s weekly fundraising solicitations as if this is an indigent school. Asking for items that should be purchased with PTO funds has to stop!

To the people against selling the stadium to VSU, you're the reason Valdosta is still lost in the 1920s mentality. You have absolutely no common sense at all. That is not the original Wildcat stadium and you know it.

Yes, it would be great to have a Fresh Market, Earth Fare or New Leaf Market in Valdosta and wouldn’t it be nice to have a Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant also?

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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

  • 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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