Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

-- — To the lady in Lakeland worrying about the trash cans ... Really? There are things much more important to worry about than the placement of trash cans and getting yard of the month. You put yours where you want it and leave the rest of us alone. Worry about those “sore thumbs” sticking out in the road on 37, the dogs and cats running around loose, yard trash being left in the street for weeks, broken furniture and over-grown bushes just to name a few.

City of Valdosta and rental agencies, please make a concerned effort NOW to monitor the number of unrelated tenants living in the same house. There are countless houses within a one-mile radius of VSU that have as many as seven cars all over the yard and in the street at 6 in the morning. They should receive harsh fines for violating the city ordinances. Yes, the majority are VSU students. The Rental Agents and City of Valdosta should be responsible for checking up on the houses and the deplorable conditions of the house and yard. They are ruining the home values of those of us that have made a life-long commitment and investment in our homes, neighborhoods, and city.

Bravo to Monday’s rant about lights on when raining!! Vehicles with automatic lights don’t often work on rainy grey days. Please learn how to turn them on manually. It’s not for you to see, it’s for us to see you; in that grey vehicle, on that grey day, on that grey road!

I try hard to produce quality work. It is sad that I will get the same raise as others who don’t care and barely put forth any effort, much less extra effort to complete their daily responsibilities. Don’t misunderstand, I appreciate and love my job. I just feel that those of us who go above and beyond should be rewarded.

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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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