Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 16, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 17, 2013

-- — Truly embarrassing that our community euthanizes 12 animals daily. Our citizenry hasn’t progressed to understand responsibility. The end result in these horrible economic times is the ongoing suffering of animals. Other locales nearby have solved this problem; mandatory spay/neuter and breeding licenses are needed to stop this scourge. Let’s get serious, please!

You don’t get many chances to leave a positive legacy. The City of Remerton or any of the historical societies would have taken just the most historic parts of the Strickland mill to restore and save for future generations. The owners live here, have family here, and made a lot of money from this area. They could have been heroes.

I do not think that Vacation Bible Schools keep track of who they invite and don’t invite. What a horrible thing being given a number of invitations! I see how that could be very upsetting, ruin someone’s day, maybe even their entire life.

If someone blasts a horn at me when a light turns green, I sit there longer and take off very slow. It got so bad one time in San Francisco, with the dummies blasting away, that I just turned off the engine, and looked at the buildings. Be calm, drive on!

I’d have had that limb cut up and hauled off in half the time it took to do all that checking and complaining.

I work in a restaurant with several employees and none of us smoke; however, we are constantly forced to breathe second-hand cigarette smoke from customers who decide to “light up” while ordering their food. If you are about to eat, why must you inhale a cigarette just moments before? Please be courteous to others and keep your smoke to yourself. Thank you!

I am from another area in Georgia where the county residents are allowed to use dumpsters which are free and plentiful. Lowndes County should open their dump sites to the residents and maybe there wouldn’t be so much trash on the roadways or illegal dumping in businesses dumpsters. We definitely pay enough property tax in Lowndes County to afford this!

The tropical storm may very well have unexpectedly developed into a much stronger storm. I appreciated the warning.

To the person defending the VA by attacking welfare, did you ever hear “two wrongs do not make a right”? Also, if you’re stressed every second of every day, you are in the wrong line of work.

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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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