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Rant & Raves

January 3, 2014

Rants & Raves

Friday, January 3, 2014

VALDOSTA — You can't place speed bumps down a road where the speed limit is 45 or 55. The city would be paying to have everyone’s cars fixed. Speed bumps are made for places like school driveways or to warn that a stop sign is approaching.

Do we need a lesson in yield signs again? When you're making a right or left-hand turn and you have a yield sign, you must slow down and look if someone is coming in from the other direction. When I'm making a left-hand turn into Walmart on Norman Drive and you're making a right-hand turn, you must yield to me. Likewise, if you're leaving Walmart, you must stop to see if people are turning in. You have a stop sign that means you must stop before proceeding. People turning in from Norman Drive don’t have a stop sign because they would get rear-ended by the next person turning.

Why doesn't everyone just worry about their own family and leave others’ alone? My child is in very good physical shape. He spends time playing video games but also spends time playing outside. And, yes, he even goes outside when it's cold. Come on, people. Research. You don't get sick from going outside when it's cold anymore than you get a cold from going to bed with your hair wet.

Colds are caused by infection not from cold weather. You get germs from other people who sneeze or cough in your face or transmit germs with their hands to objects that you touch. Catching a cold by being outside is just an old wives tale.

Oh my goodness. To the ranter responding to another "ranter" that said 364 days until Christmas and some people already have lights up: It is called a joke. They were not downing people for still having their lights up. Come on, it's silly someone even had to bring that to your attention.

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  • 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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    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

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