Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 25, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, October 25, 2012

VALDOSTA — Yes to SPLOST: Being a sales tax, outsiders and travelers “contribute,” as well as those with unreported income sources like drug sales, tax-cheating, etc. We already pay this, so a “yes” vote won’t “increase” our taxes.

I get as annoyed as the next person over a kid screaming in a store/ restaurant. But to be rude and bang your silverware on the table? You will never understand how it feels until you’re in the parents’ shoes. My child never did this; we could enjoy dinner out with no worries, from birth till now. That doesn’t make those people bad parents. Give them a minute and try to let them calm the child; if it doesn’t work, absolutely, they should leave.

Some people are naturally inclined to be heavy, and struggle their entire lives. But the other day, I watched two morbidly obese parents force their already obese child to finish large quantities of food at a buffet. The child was full, but they literally forced him to keep eating. Pathetic.

LMS sixth-grade football coaches are great and dedicated to all their players. It’s wonderful your child goes to every practice and he does get to play a couple of plays each game. You can only have 11 players on the field at any one time so they make it fair for all the kids.

Could someone please help me? I heard about something called black robes and white horses that helps battered women. I need help.

To the person who wrote the post “What country do you think poses the greatest security threat to the U.S.?” Didn’t you watch the debate?

Valdosta was named the third poorest city in America in a NBCnews.com article a couple of days ago. From the response from our local leaders, I get the feeling that is just the way they like things around here. VDT put out an article about how the numbers must be off.

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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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