Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 28, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, February 28, 2013

VALDOSTA — In Thursday's edition, there was a letter to the editor titled "Let the sun shine: Fact versus fiction"... In the first two paragraphes, the writer made a point of claiming FOX News has long lost its credibility when in fact, FOX News is the No. 1 news organization in America. Fair, balanced and unafraid.

I wonder how many of the voters even pay attention to the actions of our legislators. The one-party House is proposing to take away our right to select our U.S. Senators. Ignorance can cost us dearly, Georgians.

I would like to know why there isn't one standard age across this country when it comes to classifying a person as a juvenile or adult when a crime is commited. For example, in Florida and Alabama a person is charged as a juvenile until 18 and in Georgia as an adult at 17. Therefore, in Georgia, you start a visible criminal record at 17 but it is sealed in other states. It's an unfair playing field for jobs, etc.

Got a speeding ticket after 20 years in the worst speedtrap in Georgia — Turner County. Paid it up, thinking it was over. Then, surprise — got the Super Speeder award from Georgia Department of Driver Services demanding $200 or I’d lose my license! Obviously Georgia uses this sneaky technique of surprising drivers with this least advertised law from 2010. Why doesn’t the state announce this by road signs like they have for construction sites?

The city manager and mayor need to rat out FEMA's denial of sewage plant funding to Obama. Remind Obama that Valdosta is 52 percent black with a rapidly growing Latino and gay population. That 42 percent in the city are below poverty level. Building the new plant will create jobs. To seal the deal, give Obama a lifetime membership to Kinderlou Golf Club.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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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

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