Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 22, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday

VALDOSTA — The service provided by Advanced Disposal has become a joke. They constantly fail to fully empty trash/recycling bins and leave them halfway in the street with lids open for the rain to fill them up with water. Between that and all the sewage floating around, we’ll soon need the CDC down here to fight an outbreak of disease.

I was interested in learning about the functions of the Valdosta State University Foundation and so I visited their webpage through VSU’s main webpage. I found it rather amusing (in a sad sort of way) when I clicked on the “Our Services” link on the Foundation’s webpage the only “service” it listed was “Give to VSU,” which is underwhelming (at best). I guess the Foundation doesn’t value Dr. McKinney's theme of “Engaged Innovation”...

What gives lawn mower trailers and vehicles (the right) to park in the middle of the roadway? I think next time I cut my lawn, I will park all my vehicles in the road and see if Hahira P.D. will drive on by. Tired of having my drive or yard blocked by illegally parked vehicles.

The comment in Saturday’s Rant and Rave about Austin Scott being out of touch is so true. Does he (and other government officials) not remember that Iranians trained at local airports and the 9-11 happened? Now they want Afghans to live among us and learn how to fly planes. Hello? Are not Afghan Muslims, whose Koran requires them to kill the infidel (us)? We went there and trained them how to shoot our weapons and they shot some trainers on the spot. Why would our government even consider it, much less do it?

To the girl in the red car with a dark tan convertible top that was on North 41 Thursday, April 18. You are risking your and everyone’s life speeding and tailgating like a nut. If you’re in such a big hurry, leave earlier or you may not arrive alive next time. Tailgate me and I will go slower! How would you feel knowing you killed a baby or child?

The people living in the City of Dasher have fire protection insurance with Lowndes County. Part of that fire protection is cutting trees out of the road in the county. I don’t understand if they provide fire protection for the city of Dasher, why they didn’t cut the tree out of the road  Friday afternoon.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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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

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