Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 20, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Please charge at least a small rehoming fee to help assure your pet is going to a safer, loving home. The free ones are used and abused for bait/fighting, among other things. It is very much a local problem, as you may have read in the Times. They depend on you and if you can't afford to keep them, please find them a good home.

Can someone tell us why Hahira Elementary and Middle were not allowed to participate in homecoming week activities? Many of the other schools chose to allow the students to feel a part of homecoming week. Not Hahira. Participation should be county-wide!

Do not vote for another SPLOST until local governments cut out their own waste, misuse, and worthless departments and authorities. They have to prove they can be entrusted with the taxes they are already taking in before they can be given even more.

Thumbs down to those that don't call SPLOST a tax. The choice is a tax or a tax. The SPLOST tax is 1 percent on sales. Not a penny tax. But hundreds of dollars tax per year. The water treatment plant relocation is the crisis in "never waste a crisis.” If not in play, they would present another crisis to keep SPLOST.

Lowndes did not "run up the score" as many people seem to think. They pulled the starters and played JV and ninth graders for all of the second half. Do we expect these kids, who may not see the field again this season, to "take it easy?" Absolutely not. They deserve to play to the best of their ability just like everyone else.  

The reason we don't have more sidewalks and bike paths is because this city caters to its upper class citizens who drive around in their SUVs.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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