Valdosta Daily Times

July 11, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 11, 2013


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — I really enjoyed the article in the July 4th issue about the early leaders of our nation. I only wish we had leaders of that caliber today.



As a newcomer to Valdosta, I was very disappointed with the July 4 fireworks. After sitting for two hours in the parking lot, what we saw was 20 minutes of fireworks that was unimpressive to say the least. There were no reactions from the crowd. The expected finale never occurred. The show just fizzled out.  Surely the people in charge of this highly anticipated event can come up with a better show, especially the finale.



To the person who thinks soccer is boring, you should try cricket, where after five days play in international matches the result is often a draw!



Valdosta has two football stadiums, the VSU PE Complex, and a YMCA sports park, so what is the problem with building a new facility designated for soccer? Often when I read Rant & Rave, I shake my head at the viciousness and sarcasm of the comments. But to the ranter who said he/she would rather see paint dry, your ugly statement is a new low for Rant & Rave.



Entitled people can manufacture, run a grow house, distribute marijuana, possess a gram of cocaine, and receive a fine and suspended sentence, while the poor and minorities get decades in prison for a dime bag of weed.



Please, enough with the rants about the old mill. Unless you stepped up with financial support or could do anything to change either the economy or the price the owners were asking, then you have no say in the matter! And why all the complaining now? Where were you during the many years the mill sat crumbling? Was it not important then?



Never seen so many blue light specials. Every single time I’m on I-75’s exits 18-49. Would be interesting to know if the hard work of Lowndes and Cook County’s finest has brought a significant drop in the number of accidents?



I have driven all over the world and Valdosta has some of the worst drivers I have ever seen. They run red lights, cut people off, tailgate and are just extremely rude while driving. What happened to Southern hospitality?



Young men, Martin Luther King, Jr., did not make his vast contributions to society by showing his underwear. Be ashamed of such exposure and make your own contributions! Parents: You need to help your teens respect themselves.