Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 30, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, May 30, 2013

VALDOSTA — You're right: I do apologize to the band parent with the initial complaint. I don't know how involved you are. I simply meant that in the majority of the time, the ones complaining the loudest are those who don't participate. And that the kids are generally given ample time and opportunity to raise money and payments are spread out over a year, not expected within a month or two.

Thanks, to director and staff at the Senior Center for having the rock and roll music at the dance Thursday night. Those seniors can sure boogie.

Huge thanks to Teachers Harvest for the great surprises this week! We appreciate all that Second Harvest does to help teachers in our community!

Thank you, citizens of Valdosta. You came through big time last week in your donations to help the people of Oklahoma!

Dean Poling ... always a great read ... Memorial Day story especially good ... God bless your great uncle and the thousands like him. Thanks for sharing.

To all the veterans who are still alive, thank God you are still alive. I do appreciate the sacrifices you have made.

The world would be a better place if you would talk to people, instead of about them.

The services that are just beginning to be offered to south Georgia for the care and treatment of persons with mental illness and developmental delays are, as usual, way later than anything done anywhere else in the state. Milledgeville and Rome state hospitals were closed precipitously with virtually no planning for community resources to be in place. Giving the system less than six months to fix a decades-old problem is typical of the lack of understanding about persons who need so much help.

The Lowndes High graduation ceremony was very nice, but we could not hear the speakers because the people sitting behind us were so loud.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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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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