Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 10, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 10, 2013

VALDOSTA — I admit to being scared of the Tea Party, but not because they are intelligent. I'm scared because so many of its members are gun fanatics who can't even be bothered to spell check their obnoxious, and often racist, signs.

What happened to deputies patrolling in school zones? Driving on Norman Drive in the afternoon, the school zone is terrifying. I make sure to drive the 25 mph and it never fails, I have someone fly up on my rear then swerve around me to speed on down the road.

The Georgia Bridgemen are absolutely spectacular this year! These kids deserve so much more from the fans at Martin Stadium than mild applause. They play their hearts out in the stand for the football team and to get fans into the game, the least we the fans could do is show them the same appreciation.

Considering the campus was designed for foot traffic and seldom car routes, why aren't the VSU Police on bikes patrolling the university? I have never even seen a VSU police officer at the University Center in my four years here. Just an idea.

Taking down my "Vote Yes For SPLOST" sign isn't going to stop me from voting. In fact, I am going to work harder now to make sure it passes. Stealing my sign is against the law when it is on private property.

Thanks so much to the nice lady who helped me start my vehicle at the Honey Bee Festival on Saturday and also thanks to the couple who helped start it the second time. Each of you were a blessing sent from God and he will in return bless you in a great way.

My family has been waiting for our favorite restaurant to open, but it is delayed, even though ready to open, by Valdosta's city government red tape! Ridiculous!

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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