Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 25, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

VALDOSTA — I was a patient on 3West for a mastectomy. My care was excellent. Did not need to ring buzzer as there was someone there all the time. My nurses Lee, Melissa, Crystal and charge nurse Amanda Strout. Also Nurse Manager Michelle Marshall.

So Lowndes County was slammed by storms over the weekend? What about Hahira last week when something came through that scared us half to death?  There was plenty of damage and I thought I would be able to read all about it in the VDT ... not a word. There were trees down on houses and in yards, limbs everywhere. Just a mess.

The repairs on Eager Road were quite obviously done by a low bidder.

Concerning your bet about firearms, if the news media would report everytime a gun was used in self defense in the same fashion as criminal use, you would find yourself losing the bet. Violent crimes have actually gone down over the past couple of years. Don’t be fooled by the media reporting only the horrific incidents because they want to grab the spotlight.

The most wonderful thing has been going on in my neighborhood! An ice cream truck has been coming every week. It brings back fond memories of when I was a child listening for that music, anticipating seeing the truck. Oh and it’s not the ice cream man, but the ice cream lady and her two beautiful helpers!

Maybe people aren’t coming to the commissioners meetings is because they are held at 5 o’clock. Most people are still working at that time of day. They used to be held at 6 o’clock. Why don’t they change it back so we can attend?

Why would a parent put in Rant & Rave about a dress code? Why won’t you call the Lowndes County Board of Education office to find out about the dress code and all information. Please do things decent and in order.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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