Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 30, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 31, 2014

-- — Drones are going to be used to not only spy on us for various things, but to make sure their tax appraising can get every dollar in case something is missed. This is just another form of communism, controlling the people and their lives.

Please repair the railroad crossing on the Perimeter and 84 intersection. It has been reported and nothing done yet. Boards are loose and knocking cars out of line and it will cause a wreck.

I have lived in Valdosta all my life and I like my pretty little town. But I am ashamed, embarrassed and appalled that city leaders have let our sewage system deteriorate to the point that we have repeated sewage spills polluting our neighborhoods and our waterways.

Never made sense to me how government wastes money. Take for example filling up all the potholes, then repaving the road, and putting in speed bumps. Well the only reason they need speed bumps is because drivers drive too fast once the potholes are eliminated and they have a new smooth paved road. Why can't they just leave well enough alone?

Please list the non-third world countries which allow for non-law enforcement people (civilians) to carry concealed weapons?

Republicans, historically and ideologically have always preferred profits over environmental protection. Rich capitalists can travel to nice remote locations to enjoy nature. They generally will sacrifice tomorrow to make gain today. It is very interesting how lethal handgun lovers become elated, aroused, and excited when a weapon is used to prevent a crime, but are mum when used by authorized carriers to kill people listening to music or texting during a movie preview.

I live off of Azalea Drive and have also witnessed a large influx of rats in the area, as have my neighbors. These sightings do indeed seem to have coincided with the destruction of the old mill. My calls to the city were ignored. Perhaps if we organized as a neighborhood we could get a little assistance.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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