Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 1, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, May 1, 2014

VALDOSTA — In the article “Civil War exhibit opens,” the comment “Before Lowndes County existed, this was all Brooks County” was made. Lowndes County was established on Dec. 23, 1825. It was formed out of the 8th-16th land districts of Irwin County, Ga. Brooks County was created in 1858 from portions of Lowndes and Thomas Counties.

Once again, respected members of the right have referenced a quote attributed to Diane Feinstein (“all vets are mentally ill”) which is not true (i.e. a lie). If you wish your arguments to be taken with credibility please check your sources for accuracy and validity. So far from Thomas Jefferson to Adolf Hitler and Joe Stalin, you are batting 0.0. A little research goes a long way.

If you go to church, turn your cell phone off. It can wait unless you are on call for your job.

Lake Park City Council and mayor, hope you took to heart all that was shared at the public hearing Monday night. Please follow the will of the people and deny this rezoning request.

Please. No more Wednesday Raves. They are boring. Besides, you can send a rave anytime. Hence the name of the column, Rant & Rave. Rants are more fun.

Parents ... This is just for your information! Your children are only outside for about 30 minutes each day. Your children are cold in the classrooms. Please don’t send them to school with short shorts, mini-skirts, tank tops and flip-flops or sandals. The first four items are against the dress code! Some teachers need to cover up also.

There are some that like to be seen by everyone before church and make the gossip rounds. Then, there are others whom like to be late so everyone will see what they are wearing. They make their gossip rounds after church.

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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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