Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

-- — The city has only been reporting "partially treated" sewage spills from the WWTP, not the raw sewage spills in the Meadow Brook area. There have been countless spills that have gone unreported since the flood in 2009, and five major spills since May 2013. Who knows how many millions of gallons of raw sewage have contaminated this area and made its way into the river!

Business owners in the year 2013 should be, if not efficient, at least familiar with computers, as well as employment law and good marketing techniques. When one method works for awhile and then stops working, rather than blaming your employees, you should look at some new and fresh marketing and business ideas.

Why does the United States still feel like we are the fixers of the world? There was a time post-World War II that we appropriately carried out that role, and spectacularly so in both Europe and Asia. The baton for that mission has now passed to the UN; it is no longer our responsibility. Have we not learned anything from the Iraq and Afghanistan excursions?  

How much are the sewage lawsuits going to cost Valdosta? Could not this money have been used to move the sewage plant in the past instead of wasting it on lawsuits in the present?

SPLOST money from the last round was set aside for the City of Remerton and the mill owners to move Remerton offices into the restored mill. Now that both groups have destroyed the mill, the money legally must be returned to taxpayers. If it was already spent, there needs to be an investigation.

While it is disappointing that local businesses would provide half a million dollars for a stadium screen and would never think to raise that much for academics, it should not be surprising for this community. But maybe the screen can be used to encourage academic success during the football game and acknowledge academic achievement for all students. Let's remember that these are student-athletes. They need to work hard on and off the field.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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