Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 23, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, May 23, 2013

VALDOSTA — If enough parents say no to the Hawaii trip, maybe they will consider their "back up plan" trip. Apparently this trip has been voted against in the past. Exactly who is wanting a paid trip to Hawaii?

Alright Sister's Pizza, how am I supposed to cheat on my diet if you stay closed! The other pizza places are too far from downtown for my lunch hour and are a bit too greasy.

Readers, please do not assume you know about the person writing the concerns about the Bridgemens' trip to Hawaii. I am a band parent, have held football season tickets for many years; and yes, even chaperoned band trips. I attended the meeting and still do not see the need in traveling all the way to Hawaii. I would rather see them take a trip that would be more available to all band students.

Things like gun control, DUI limits, Obamacare and abortion are already on every ballot we cast. It's all about knowing the candidates, their values and what they believe in. If their values match yours and they are honorable people, they will always vote to your liking. If not, send 'em packing!

It pays to be a relative of the Lowndes County Schools Superintendent or board members. It pays in the form of a job. The heck with employees who have shown their loyalty and waited for their chance. Loyalty doesn't pay — family does!

I know the county is low on money, but 18-inch high grass on Howell Road? Come on, nobody can change a tire or fix a car in that high grass. Heaven help you if you get one tire off the pavement, it's ditchville! Take a little out of those high salaries and pensions and mow the grass!

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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

  • 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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