Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 4, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

-- — We need a new sewage  treatment plant as soon as possible. I will be glad to pay extra taxes to get the job done.  We need to postpone building  a new library because the new treatment is an absolute necessity. Let’s quit wasting time.

Really unbelievable to think that City Leaders chose to not aggressively fight off the pending flood waters around the aater/sewer plant, thus resulting in the release of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee River. Can't think this will be well received by the likes of towns/cities downstream and the EPA. Wow.

It is very disappointing The Valdosta Times did not call the City out for their very poor judgment in not protecting the sewage plant from the flooding. Face it, the city of Valdosta made a financial decision with no regards for the neighbors to the south. Shame on them and the VDT.

Don't blame the current problems on SPLOST being voted down. SPLOST is still in effect until December 2013. The money collected after this year would not have solved the flooding of the sewage plant. That decision was already made by city officials.

If you got a super speeder ticket, you apparently were going at least 20 mph over the posted speed limit. Also, it is not Georgia's job to "post signs" of new laws, although it was posted in the newspaper.

The police do not generally ticket someone who is pandering on the first or even second contact. They do just as you suggest. My husband (a cop) has even come home to get clothes and food for them and dog food for their dogs! But when they have been helped, taken to help and continue to pander despite being told it is against the law, they get cited. The police are not without compassion.

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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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