Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 7, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Great time to be in the health insurance business! Canceling health policies of sick people, and raising rates! Nothing new there, except now they get to blame it all on "Obamacare.”

It's funny to see someone defend Fox News. Apparently most people are unaware that Fox won a lawsuit against them by defending themselves as an entertainment source and as such they can say whatever they want. Yup; go figure.

My, my. Driving hostility abounds in Valdosta, doesn't it! If you are being tailgated it is probably because you pulled out and broke the flow of traffic. If you don't want to be followed closely, move on and get out of the way. Angry braking only causes damage to two vehicles, one of which is yours.

Trust me, I realize times are hard. But, would it kill you or take food out of your mouth to buy a few bags of candy for Halloween? We live in Old Wood Valley and love for the kids to come. We talk with them, laugh and have fun. But we were one of only three houses on our street that gave out candy. By the way, a few bags of candy might cost $25. That’s about $2 per month over the course of a year if you plan ahead. It’s sad.

Just a suggestion: When you have witnessed a car accident, please take a moment to give your testimony or leave your name and number to the police (if you are in a hurry). This can truly help out when both parties claim no-fault.

I just ran across the minutes from a City Council meeting in 2010 where they voted to do a design study involving a new traffic light at Connell Road and Bemiss. Three years later, there is still no light or even a mention of one. How long does it take to install a traffic light? I guess if it takes 20 years to design and build a railroad overpass, three years isn't so bad.

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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

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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

  • 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

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