Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 11, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, October 11, 2013

VALDOSTA — My father told me when I was a young man that when a fish was spoiled it "smelled from the head down." This statement now applies to our federal government  — it stinks from the head down. Our elected officials have abandoned the voters that put them in office and have placed their personal agendas ahead of the needs of the people. Please pull together and make this country great again. The world is watching.

Who do you think is paying for all those people lined up in the emergency room now?

I'm aware Bemiss Road is dangerous, especially headed towards Moody around 6:30 a.m.; however, why is there a Lowndes County sheriff hiding in a wooded area without any lights? Is this a speed trap?

Dear Dollar General in Lake Park. I like the new store manager. The store looks better and it’s coming back together finally. Please get the air conditioner fixed. It's too hot to shop.

Voting "no" on SPLOST because it was mismanaged in the past is the same as deciding not to eat any more because a restaurant served you some bad food. You can elect to not visit the establishment anymore just as you can elect to vote out those that have mismanaged previous SPLOSTs. Those that are directly affected by wastewater direly need the SPLOST like you need food. Let's not connect the two and vote "yes" for the SPLOST!

Oh my, we have another educated SPLOST voter who says "fact" but asks a question. A fact is a statement, not an interrogative.

If I vote against SPLOST, I don't get a raise because the mandated EPA fixes will just be paid for with higher property taxes that everyone will pay: renters, homeowners, and business owners.

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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

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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

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