Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 12, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

- — I think I pay enough in taxes already. I don’t mind paying my fair share but I am not so sure that the money would go where they say it will. What about all the money they get now. Stop the waste and you wouldn’t need SPLOST. My family lives on a fixed income maybe the government should get rid of some people and get one that can balance the budget and make some tough calls.

I am an anti-tax conservative and I voted for SPLOST. Sometimes paying a bit more on a limited basis is worth the benefit that comes with it. Please don’t lump all of us conservatives in the same bin. I’m on your side on this one.

Just read through the Defense mandatory budget cuts. Retired military veterans will be required to pay the first $2,500 of medical care. Minimum pay increases for the next three years for all serving, retired and disabled veterans. Happy Veterans Day!

What Valdosta and Lowndes County residents need to do is get more active in their local government meetings. There would be more accountability and input for government spending (waste in most cases). SPLOST is not the answer. Keep raising taxes, so you can spend just because. There has to be more responsible spending. My pockets are worn out and empty because of taxes and more taxes.

If people took care of their teeth and themselves they would not have to spend so much at doctors and dentists. As for nails, hair-dos and other beauty needs, all are available in any store, or have you not heard of the beauty section?

If high cost tickets were given out for those who tailgate, our city would be rich.

Can we please get a right turning lane on Bemiss and Perimeter? That corner can be reduced if we had one. The other three sections of that corner has a right turning lane. Across from First State Bank.

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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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