Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 27, 2013

Rant& Raves for Thursday, June 27, 2013

VALDOSTA — I get sad everyday as I see the Remerton mill being destroyed. And then I get mad when I watch all the valuable lumber and brick being sold and shipped away to make the owners even more money.

Advanced Disposal headquarters is in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Call them. I do when their trucks leak oil in my road.

This past weekend, my family traveled to Florida for a soccer tournament, along with hundreds of other families. My family of four put over $500 into Florida's economy in less than 48 hours. If Lowndes County had a soccer facility, there would be significant revenue brought into the area on a regular basis as we could host tournaments and play dates.

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta. This is why the IRS needs to cease to exist and true immigration refom take place.

Who owns Five Points now, and what did they pay for it?

One, pulling into the intersection while waiting for the light to change is against the law, I think. Two, if you're over the stop bar and are hit by a turning car, you will be charged. Three, best to stop a couple of feet behind the bar, not 10, I agree. What's stupid and dangerous is pulling out into the turn lane while cars are coming cause you can't wait.

It’s time to cut the Industrial Authority. Scale down, move operations into the fancy new County Headquarters. They are spending nearly $1 million for their own offices. They are paying six-figure salaries. They are spending tax dollars to develop industrial parks that sit empty. All this while bringing in no new real industry in years while new industry comes to other parts of Georgia.

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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

  • 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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