Valdosta Daily Times

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May 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, May 27, 2013

-- — To the person complaining about the "fearless leader" not going to Oklahoma yet: Have you been yet or have you even sent in any contribution toward them yet? I bet not.

Although the honor’s program at Hahira Elementary was wonderful, families who had to park in the grass that hadn't been cut in weeks had to walk through weeds and tall wet grass to get to the building for the program. Very irritating, especially for the elderly. If I am paying taxes I expect the grounds to be kept up with at my child’s school.

To the elderly couple from Morven soliciting a ride from Winn Dixie, claiming your son got in a car accident after driving you to Valdosta, and was in the hospital. All you needed was a bite to eat, a little money as your electric had been turned off, and a ride back to Morven. As a Christian, I helped, and even drove you back to Morven. But then I overheard you pulling the same scam on another unsuspecting person yesterday, at Winn Dixie. Shame on you, as God sees all. Shoppers beware!

Doesn't Mr. Bowman realize that by scheduling the Hawaii trip on Memorial Day, he is messing with graduation plans?

Thirty-plus years ago I was in band, had a widowed parent, and if I didn't earn the money to go on a trip, I didn't go. My mother did not whine or complain and I never missed a trip. Thanks to all who bought the pecan cluster candy. I still recall the Washington, D.C., trip with great fondness.

Do you really believe that politicians vote the way their constituents want them to? They'll say anything to get into office and then vote on topics which ever way they can profit from the most. That's why background checks got shot down despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of U.S. people wanted them legislated.

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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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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