Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

-- — Get ready, Lowndes Vikings. Rush and his boys are coming soon. It's going to be different this year!

Parents and relatives please refrain from letting children play with the hand sanitizers at the hospitals and doctors’ offices. They can't be put out of reach, because handicap persons in wheelchairs must be able to reach them as well. Overuse makes a mess on the floor and could cause someone to slip and fall.

As a taxpayer, I’d like to know what we’re getting for all the tax money going to the Industrial Authority? Any new jobs or industry the last few years? I do see they are spending $500,000 to $1 million for new "headquarters" when the prior location was just fine.

Can anyone explain why the President had to comment on the Trayvon Martin case but, so far, has been silent about the Australian college kid killed by the three young black men because they were "bored" and wanted to see what is like to "kill someone”? And where is the same outrage in the media?

SPLOST can only be spent on the capital improvements listed on the SPLOST referendum. No government can use it for any operating expense. State law requires the SPLOST funds, which must be kept separated by bank account and fund, be audited and for the auditor to provide a separate opinion letter that the funds were spent properly. If there is any improper use, the auditor will note that and the funds will have to be paid back to the SPLOST fund.

I see in the VDT this morning that under the Affordable Care Act many, many rural hospitals may be forced to close. Thank you, Mr. Obama, you will go down in history as being responsible for the deaths of more Americans than all of our enemies combined throughout our history.

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  • 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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

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