Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, July 26, 2013

-- — Again, local government is already crying their woes if they don’t get their SPLOST passed. I haven’t seen one explanation of why they donated a house, spent $20,000 to move that house and more to clean up the private lot for a private, non-profit organization. Responsible government needs to practice responsible money management, not just raise taxes so they can go on misusing funds.

Something more should be done downtown at the pedestrian crossing. Sometimes you don’t see anyone crossing until it’s almost too late. Other autos and so much going on down there, distracts drivers and blocks their views. It should be taken away completely and cross at the red lights only for everyone’s safety.

Do you really think voting against SPLOST is going to change anything in Washington, D.C.? The only people it will hurt are locally. But you think you will make your point, right? Good job. Now don’t complain when it takes twice as long to get major projects done.

It’s not that we, as local small business owners, do not want to support our local sports and cheerleaders ... it’s that we CAN’T! Did anyone ever think that maybe that one person who walked in the door of the business was the ONLY person to have walked in that day? While you are all shopping out of town or shopping online instead of shopping locally, we are saving what little money we have in our cash drawer for rent, utilities and taxes! Let’s make a deal ... you all support your local businesses and we will all donate to you!

Why does SGMC always cut employee benefits first when they are losing money, instead of cutting managers who are making poor financial decisions that employees have nothing to do with?

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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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    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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