Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 12, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, October 12, 2012

VALDOSTA — Directional arrows, no-left-turn signs, exit/enter signs, angled parking, and deadlines. It is all too typical to see folks ignoring the rules. Those must be for other people.

Had the pleasure of watching a guy dump his ashtray on Park Avenue. Why do people think the world is their trash can?

I agree with police escorts keeping the buses together but if it’s to keep the kids safe, then why isn't every bus escorted?

Regarding the gas tanks and directional arrows at the Sam's Club gas station, you simply either pull up to the left or to the right of the pump depending on which side your tank is. The directional arrows make it easy in, and easy out.

Other Sam's locations have the same rule: one way only. And there are pumps on either side of the aisle to accommodate vehicles with tanks on both sides.

When (if) public education ceases to be an oxymoron, maybe people will start sending their kids back to those so-called schools. The only lessons learned at public schools today are learned helplessness, sports is king, and "I am special." Of all of the tax money wasted in this country, the funding of public schools is among the biggest wastes.

A great number to those poor souls being shuffled from one organization to the other are already depleting resources at every agency possible. There are plenty of people who receive food stamps, Medicaid, rental assistance, daycare assistance, utility assistance, WIC and still manage to go to every clothes closet, food pantry, bill assistance, and every other resource available. There are people in genuine need who can't get these resources available because of those who take advantage.

Children who have learning or behavioral difficulties and those who are chronically ill benefit from being able to school at home (virtual/charter/or otherwise). I would think that public schools would realize that these specific students need more attention than they can give and by working alongside public virtual/charter schools, these students have a better chance at a complete education.

American families have the right in choosing their child’s education path, not the federal government, state government, or local government. Check the law books and you will see that this is 100 percent true. We do not live in a socialist or dictatorship country…yet.

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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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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