Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

VALDOSTA — Is it now standard policy for Lowndes County dispatch to do nothing about a possible tragedy until after it occurs? I reported a bicycle rider with a male, non-neutered Pit Bull running loose with him — a violation of the city leash law — and was told I have to call animal control. I called animal control and got a recording to call another line if it was a emergency. I called that number and got the same person and the same run-around. I guess it will take this dog mauling a child to get any response from officials. I’m taking this to the next Lowndes County Commission and Valdosta City Council meetings.

To the officer in Cook County who picked up a fawn deer from the road, next time, take it to the woods instead of taking if from his mother. I am sure  she was watching.

Can you believe what is going on at the Mexican border? All these children coming to America and getting in. This is a disgrace to U.S. legal citizens. How can the United States survive this sort of behavior? What are elected officials going to do? Why can’t we stop this insane behavior? Can we defend our border or not? 100,000-plus have been welcomed into the USA. These criminals get free food, free school, free health care. The USA is doomed as a country! We need “change now.”  

As a gold card member, I am a bit disappointed at Wild Adventures. Get on the band wagon with the rest of the parks of no smoking. No one smokes in the designated areas. Maybe they should watch the second-hand smoke commercials and see how harmful second hand smoke is.

Why can’t our local Industrial Authority, our local chamber, and even our elected state representatives attract any meaningful new industry and business to our Valdosta/Lowndes area? Our regional neighbors seem to be having success and also our state. Our area is desperate for good-paying, meaningful jobs and opportunities.  

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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