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June 7, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, June 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Had a great time at the Wild Adventures Splash Island water park over the weekend. The lifeguards were doing a great job looking out for everyone, but ended up having to spend a lot of time watching one particular unsupervised child who appeared to be no older than 4 years old. It’s scary to think of what could have happened to that child due to his parents not adequately supervising him.

Please don’t go to any animal circuses. Trainers abuse the animals. Mistreatment has been caught on film, recorded by the USDA and admitted by ex-trainers in court. Feeling bad for the animals and going to the festivities anyway, will not help them at all.  

Small businesses have no chance of success in Valdosta due to the extremely high rental rates of buildings. It is sad to see that the “fat cats” that have so much money can’t seem to get enough. Land in Lowndes County is outrageous and it’s all because of greed.

To the speedster on Bemiss, speed limits are put in place based on traffic studies and are there for a reason. Also, the person in the left lane probably is there planning to make a left turn. Slower traffic keep right is a law that applies to limited access to freeways.

Graduation yelling just shows how some people have no class.

Comparing cable and trash bills is not fair. You can pick your television or satellite company but you can’t pick your trash company! And if your TV bill is too high, you can get rid of it.

If your TV bill is too high, find another company. If your trash bill is too high, well, sorry.

I just want to take a minute of my day to say thank you and God bless you to all of our men and women in Valdosta that put their safety and lives on the line to keep us safe! All firefighters and police officers, may you be safe in everything you do!

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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

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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