Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 21, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 21, 2013

VALDOSTA — Really, a cocktail “how to” during the inauguration week for Dr. McKinney at a university that just finished sessions warning its students to avoid the problems associated with alcohol while they are on spring break?

We need a good class action suit on the individuals that shut the Treatment Facility down without proper authorization from EPD or EPA. I don't think they should have done it. The property owners that the city damaged should sue. They had plenty of time to rebuild the berm. No excuses, just asleep at the wheel. Floriday, too.

Nashville, whoever drives the yellow church vans on Saturdays passing out lunches to the children, you come by way too fast. The children cannot stand out in the cold and rain, and you come by at 10:30 sometimes and 11 others. They never know what time you'll be there. They cannot hear the music you play until you've gotten way past their houses. Please slow down. The children love getting the meals but it's not worth running down the road trying to stop you.

Citizens do have the right to tell others to turn down the music if they are violating the law. Music can't be heard 100 feet from the source. The police will come out but if they can’t hear it, they will say we can’t do anything about it. Any time someone breaks the law, citizens have the right to stand up and say something.

Here’s hoping our local city and county non-leaders enjoyed their retreat at Lenox River. As far as a new vote on SPLOST? I will be voting “No” due to the county privatizing garbage collection and the city’s irresponsible handling of the sewage spill. Stop spending money on retreats.

A citizen may not have the authority to tell someone to turn down their music. However, they do have a right to ask someone to turn down their music. But, after the incident in Hahira where the young man was killed when approaching his neighbor, I agree your best bet is to call your local police department.

Please be responsible with your small dogs when they are outside. Stay with them. They depend on your protection as a child would. Other animals, hawks, owls, etc., take them in a blink of an eye. Don’t be naïve to think there aren't any around, because they are everywhere.

I found a list of SPLOST projects on the city website and it's listed by years. Good information to have.

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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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