Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 7, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Thank you, Advanced Disposal, for starting to recycle bottles! This is so necessary and better for our county. You listened to us and changed your policy. Thank you very much.

Could someone please tell me what to do or who to call when there's a car with its bass thumping? I don't want to call 911 but it's ridiculous. I work in an office around the busiest area of Valdosta and someone likes to come and sit in the parking lot with their bass thumping so hard, it hurts my ears.

Maybe it's time for new leadership in the area that will listen to the people instead of acting like Washington and telling us what we want.

I am sure our local leaders will tell us, “if we only had a little more of your money we could move the Sewage Treatment Plant.” What have you done with our money the last 40 years it’s been there?

The city and county should take care of water, sewage and trash before business parks, parking garages, auditorium, trips, etc. We have trash along the roads and sewage in the rivers.

The Super Speeder Law applies when you are cited 85 mph or more on multi-lane roads, such as I-75, and 75 mph or more on two-lane roads.

Do unto others as you wish others would do to you. I am glad we have better neighbors north of us who don't dump their sewage into their rivers unlike what we did to Florida.

The city decided to save $500,000 and dump millions of gallons of sewage into the river. I wish the EPA could fine our individual officials for not doing their job over the last 40 years.

I was driving through Valdosta on Saturday. There was smoke everywhere where people were burning leaves, there was trash along the side of the roads from closed dumps, and I understand that sewage is in the rivers from the open sewage plant. Next time, I will stay on the freeway.

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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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