Valdosta Daily Times

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September 6, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why does it always seem  as if the ones who least deserve get, and the ones who deserve get left out? Teachers aren't the only ones being swindled. Managers and superintendents need to appreciate their hard working employees before they find someone who does.

I do not think children should be allowed in the bar area of restaurants. The bar area should be reserved for adults who wish to eat their meal in a peaceful atmosphere.

A ranter shared that Valdosta gets a $9.95 franchise fee from Mediacom. Please tell us the franchise fee Valdosta collects from other providers like Dish, etc. More importantly, tell us the total amount of fees collected each year and what it bought for us?

Why in the heck am I paying Mediacom to have a monopoly on our services?  That is a fee the company should pay out of their pocket to have that luxury! It is time Valdosta got off their rumps and start doing something for the people instead of themselves! The money is great for the city, but at what expense to the people?

So, President Obama is quick to retaliate against Muslims being killed in Syria, but he does nothing when Americans get murdered in Benghazi. Hmmm. Think on that one.

If teachers get pay deductions for furlough days, then the Lowndes County Board of Education is seriously wrong for giving others raises. Oh, I forgot, it's not called furlough days any more, it's a "modified calendar." Either way, teachers get a big deduction from their paycheck each month no matter what they call it.

Glad to see the county teachers are being so vocal about these raises. No pay increase for seven years! It will make you sad to know the one responsible still has a job after all that. I hope his new position works out. Without an air-conditioned office!

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    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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    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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