Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 14, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

VALDOSTA — I don’t think most parents teach their children about the consequences of improper actions. In fact, there rarely are consequences for children. Most parents are lazy when it comes to raising their children properly. I constantly see mothers and daughters shopping, with the girl wearing tight shorts for example. Do you ever examine how you raise your children?

I am upset and furious — who ... at VSU that has decided to no longer hold a summer graduation ceremony? I have a son and daughter-in-law both of whom have not only worked full-time jobs — have a family to raise and have attended VSU who will graduate Aug. 2, 2014 — with no public recognition. This is a shame!

If you are tired of the way things are going in Valdosta, Lowndes County, the state of Georgia and our country as a whole, then do not re-elect anyone!

What is the point of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office having an officer sit in his vehicle in front of Valwood School if he won’t get out and direct traffic? Cars are completely unable to exit the campus, and the officer just sits and watches. Are we seriously paying you for that?

Making fun of those who wish to carry a firearm (i.e. zombie apocalypse, tax collector) only shows you don’t understand the real purpose. I wish news agencies would report the hundreds of times a firearm is used to defend instead of the times they are misused. Want to change my mind? Use facts, which you don’t have.

When these local politicians and Governor Deal tout this “Georgia is number one” in business, keep in mind that $134,000 of your tax dollars paid for ads in the magazine making that claim. Deal bought the endorsement.

Thank you to Chase who works at Subway on North Ashley Street. You knew my grandson had been sick. And when I walked in the door right off on Saturday, you asked how was he doing. You made me feel special. Thanks!

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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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