Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

-- — How many cars and motorcycles have to come from behind to pass a school bus that is slowing down to let off children for the day? I witnessed this twice this week on Madison Highway near the elementary school.

I agree that either none or all of the schools in the system should participate in homecoming activities. But Hahira wasn’t the only one; it’s more like Lake Park was one of the only that did dress up.

We have not even made it out of the month of September yet and already we have the dirty politics games being played. Whether you know it or not, if you are caught with other people’s campaign signs, you can be charged with possession of stolen property. So especially in my yard, leave it where you see it!

SPLOST is built on lies. It’s a penny tax; no, it’s a 1 percent sales tax. It’s not a new tax; yes, SPLOST VII (a new tax) begins Jan. 1 2014. It’s an investment not a tax; yes, it is a 1 percent sales tax. I could go on!

People are you really so blind that you don’t understand that the county needs money and they will get the money from somewhere whether it’s the SPLOST or property taxes which can be increased without a vote? At least with SPLOST we share the burden with all shoppers in Lowndes County, but I guess the property owners would rather pay all the expense and bear the burden alone.

Teachers in Georgia will never have better pay because they will not unite and do something about it. Why are teachers even given a contract? It’s not worth anything. They make less than the amount written on their contract because money is deducted for the furlough time. Teachers have no bargaining power.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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