Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 18, 2013

Rant and Raves for Thursday, April 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — The VDT really needs to put and keep the wreck stories in the news. Everyone needs to know the who, what, where, why, how, and when of these wrecks. It's valuable information and could possibly help save lives if we know what happened and why. Don't keep this kind of information a secret. This is actually news that is fit to print.

Mayor said the City has $304.5 million in assets. So what? My big asset, my home, looks good on the tax assessors $70,000 books, but nobody has offered near that for years. Asking price now $40,000 and still no takers. Everybody in the U.S. knows home values dropped by half since 2009. We need a lawyer to investigate fraudulent property tax assessment and taxing.

VDT, please keep doing what you're doing! We need more local news; not less.

Again, Obama gave the same unemotional lack of concern speech about the loss of American lives in Boston that he showed with Fort Hood, Benghazi and the Hurricane Sandy destruction. He goes through the motions and that's it. He shows more emotion about his parties and his golfing than for the American people. Because of him, no one fears us!

I agree with the ranter about the Boys and Girls Club on Lake Laurie. It looks exactly like it was when I went there 20 years ago, and it had an awful urine smell one day. I'd also like to know why the other new and updated Boys and Girls Club is apparently $20/semester and Lake Laurie is $25/week. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Some people live in a certain area because that's all they can afford, not necessarily because they want to live there. I'm sure every family wants to send their child (or children) to the best school possible. But, unfortunately, economics plays a big part in where families send their kids to school. I wish I could move to wherever the grass is greener.

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    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.  

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

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    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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    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

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