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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    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

  • 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

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    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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