Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 9, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

-- — Allowing dogs on a walking track for humans is not good. Many people hate dogs as much as dogs hate passing cars, that they chase after. Instead, use any of the many large vacant parking lots, like a church parking lot (ask). Or walk the dog on Bemiss Road sidewalks going to Moody that are not so near passing cars. Stop at the dog park at Freedom Park.

People on welfare shouldn't have nice things. Doesn't matter who purchased it for you. If they cared that much they would pay your rent or buy you some food. Currently, there is no incentive for them to work hard to get off welfare and welfare has become a way of life instead of a means to an end.

As a Christian I strive not to offend or resort to immature name calling exhibited recently by columnist Leonard Pitts. He is clearly bedeviled by thinly veiled hatred against people who can accept yet not endorse his views, while remaining confidently independent in their own thinking and beliefs.

On Jan. 8 my husband and I went to eat lunch at Marcos Pizza. When we went to pay we were told our bill was taken care of. We would like to thank the couple that paid our bill. It was such a sweet thing to do.

But the Tea Party does believe that their way is the only way. That’s why they shut down the federal government despite being in the minority.


To people trying to rent/sell their home — maybe if you would mow the yard and make it look nice, you’d have a better chance. Just a thought.

WSB out of Atlanta was dropped by Mediacom to save you money. Valdosta is in the Tallahassee market and therefore those stations (like WTXL) have exclusive rights to allow/deny other like stations to be provided (like WSB). The same programming, minus Atlanta news, can be found on WTXL. By the way, DirecTV will also give you WTXL.

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  • 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

  • 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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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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