Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 20, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 21, 2014

-- — This raw sewage problem in Valdosta should be fixed once and for all. City council and any others responsible for our “clean” town should get their crap together.

So Mrs. Obama, the daughters and her mother are on their way to visit China. And no reporters are allowed! Says FLOTUS’s chief of staff, this is a “nonpolitical” trip. If that’s the case, the Obamas need to pay for this trip! Not the taxpayers!

What does a “city marshal” do? Does Lake Park have one? The city streets and residences seem to be going down. I guess all the older people that took pride in the town have passed away. So sad to see the decline in this pretty place.

More raw sewage dumped into our waterways. Nearly 150 years ago smart people discovered that human waste is the cause of many serious and deadly diseases (cholera, typhoid, dysentery). So now it seems some dumb people won’t take the steps necessary to fix this problem.

Yes indeed we need more “card-carrying” citizens willing to supplement the police and blast away at the first sign of law-breaking. This includes playing loud music, texting in a theater, picking your nose, turning right on red, not putting your shopping basket in the proper place at Wal-Mart and not returning library books on time. Madness, sheer and utter madness.

As a parent of a teen who was once ejected from the mall for no reason, I reject the idea of banning all teens. Kick out the rude ones. Fine the parents if it happens again, or arrest the kid. But leave my children alone. My son was never in trouble, but a bully “security” guard banned him.

Agreed. I love this town, but the traffic lights are ridiculous!

Signed up for BCBS of Georgia on the website, wasted 35 minutes of my life while insuring the remainder of it. No issues no problems. First health care in over a decade. Thank you, President Obama.

The man who shot the gentleman for texting in a theatre was a former police officer. “1,000 new police officers” would not help the situation. I have carried a gun legally for many years and have not shot anyone out of anger (I am also what you would call a senior). Less than half of 1 percent of legal firearms carriers commit crimes. Do your research.


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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

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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

  • 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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