Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 28, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

-- — I am a parent who has raised three kids. If they ever threw a tantrum while we were out, they were immediately taken home. It’s a parent’s responsibility to control their kids while out not let them run wild screaming and hollering. I don’t think it was rude at all for attracting attention to someone not watching their kids.

To all of you out there complaining about children crying and carrying-on in public places, just remember that you were once a child, too, that most likely acted like that. How soon we forget where we came from and what we used to do way back when. Children will be children and kids will be kids.

I would like to give a huge rave to an employee at Murphy Express on Inner Perimeter Road. I am handicapped and he saw me getting out of my van and came out of the store and assisted me without me having to walk in the store. Thank you, John.

Coach Mitchell was burned severely and confined to a wheelchair all summer. I witnessed him volunteer coaching from his wheelchair unable to walk. My son attends LMS and Coach Mitchell is always encouraging him to do his best in the classroom and on the field. My son has went from being a C student to making honor roll this year! Thanks, Coach, for all that you do!

Valdosta has always paid their employees less, cause they know they can. Valdosta has always charged outrageous amounts for health care. Why do you think people here can’t get ahead and more companies have located here. The money employees make goes straight to bills and health-care costs. They have nothing left over. Employers don’t appreciate their workers any more.

It’s hard to be sympathetic with overweight people when they know they have a problem but do nothing about it. If they are obese and still frequent all-you-can-eat buffets, don’t complain that customers are looking at you funny. Take responsibility for your actions and your condition and do something about it.

Dentists overcharging is not limited to Valdosta. It seems they can charge any amount they wish and there doesn’t seem to be any regulation regarding this. Insurance paid for what they thought was fair for my procedure and the amount my dentist charged was significantly over this amount. I’m still paying for it almost six months later. It may pay to shop around, but who has the time?

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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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