Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 26, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

VALDOSTA — I'd like to rave about Speedy Hot Dogs.... in front of Home Depot. By far, the best hot dogs in town! Great sweet tea and prices, too.

To the woman in the white car in the school pickup line: put out the cigarette. No one wants to smell it and I know my unborn child, along with the other five women I know that are also pregnant in the pickup line surely don't want to smell it.

Add $100 to rent for lawn care?! Where can I sign up to be the one who mows the yards? If my landlord told me $100 goes to lawn care, I'd flip out.

Three cheers to the "armed" homeowner who was able to defend his home and property. Sure, the VPD came and did their job beautifully but these creeps would have gotten away if the owner hadn't had the means to capture and hold one of them. We will never outgrow the need for our Second Amendment rights!

Valdosta and Lowndes County will solve the myriad of issues by hiring competent people from outside the "good old boy" network. Face it, folks here are not as sharp as people from outside the area (Albany doesn't count). Too many connections and vested interests, not as honest as they need to be.

Bravo to Dean Poling's article regarding LHS Off Broadway’s performance of "Shrek The Musical"! It is a shame that such a talented and thriving drama department is being held back by limited space and funding from Lowndes County Schools. How that big dragon puppet maneuvered around on that tiny stage is beyond me. Imagine what these kids could do in an actual performing arts center like many other schools have. It's time we promote and support the arts like we do sports.

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  • 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

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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

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