Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 22, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — How can people complain about Obamacare and not over the charter "business”? If you are referring to the charter schools, the difference is the charter schools was put on a ballot and the public could vote for or against it. Obamacare is being forced on us. My question is, do you vote? If yes, you should know what was on the ballot.

From reading the paper, watching the news and talking to local people, it is apparent the rain is going to cause flooding. Everyone seems to understand this is going to cause more raw sewage spills into the Withlacoochee River except our mayor and city manager, who seem to use the rain as an excuse for past decisions.

Lowndes County Schools maintenance department will be cleaning off their trucks this week and turning them in and reporting to the school they need to work in using their personal vehicles as a way to save money. Is Lowndes County schools really saving money by doing away with maintenance vehicles?

Echols  County citizens, you have a chance to  help do away with the garbage tax at a called meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Commissioners Office at 6 p.m.

Sure wish the county would take time to mow the grass off of Madison Highway, and Inner Perimeter Road. It's becoming an eye sore.

How much SPLOST money is being wasted by the county commisioners in an effort to put Deep South out of business? When are they going to leave these people alone?

Of course the USDA is pushing the free lunch program —it’s all part of the liberal Obama handout agenda. If you can afford to go to Walmart and fill two carts full of groceries on my tax dollars, you can afford school lunches. You made them, you feed them.

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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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