Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, August 19, 2013

-- — My heart goes out to those working at Perma-Fix and especially those hurt and their families. Many of us have family members that work in factories and warehouses and are well aware that it could easily be them at any time. In fact, upon hearing of the explosion, I had several family, friends and former coworkers I had call to ensure it wasn't them and their workplace.

Valdosta City Schools are providing free meals because it qualifies and receives federal assistance called the Community Eligibility Option. To be eligible, 40 percent or more of the students qualified for free meals in the year prior to implementing the program. It is run by the USDA and you should do some research on where your tax dollars are being spent.

I am appreciative of the city police officer that sits by the school zone near Highland Christian. However, what’s the point if you are not going to pull people over? This lady sped by me so fast ... I know it wasn’t the recommended school

zone speed. The cop never even looked up from whatever he was doing.

SPLOST supporters, please stand strong and be vocal in your support. Yes, the problems of the recent recession are still very evident in our community through the foreclosures of homes, but that was a problem created by the banking industry and not local government. The growth of this community has

been tremendous throughout the period from the first SPLOST to the current SPLOST.

The next time you rant about a road problem,

or a business that you want to see in this community, think about

how you will vote for SPLOST.

I also live close to the airport and am worried about the chemicals from the Perma-Fix fire. I have a well. Should I be worried?  What should I do?

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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

  • 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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