Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 15, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, May 15, 2014

VALDOSTA — Can we please stop with the empty “don’t we have more important things to worry about” argument? First, it’s a free country and people can worry about whatever they like. Second, as difficult as it may be for some to believe, most people have the intellectual wherewithal to “worry about” multiple issues at the same time.

A big rave to South Georgia Medical Center for the free skin cancer screening last Thursday. Thank you so much for it and all you do for the community!

I really can’t get comfortable about advanced voting. Just as soon as I vote, some politician I voted for will get caught doing something illegal, immoral, or fattening and I’ll feel like a fool.

The purpose of carrying a gun is to be prepared. Hopefully, nothing ever happens to require it to be drawn, but if it does, you’ll be glad you had it.

A Great Big Thank You to the young guy at Communications Plus in Nashville who helped my 86-year-old mother with her cell phone a week or so ago. It took patience, but his caring heart and smiling face made our visit very pleasant. He was very eager to help us in every possible way he could. ...

I really enjoyed the “actions speak louder than words” piece! Thank you for sharing that. Eighty-six tons of food is wonderful news. You’re right — so much better than all the negativity.

Unless you actually own a radar gun, is it possible that the “Advanced waste” truck sounded like it was doing 45? I mean from what I’ve seen mechanically, they probably couldn’t do 45 if they tried.

Congratulations to all of the VSU graduates. However, the seating should have been better controlled by ushers. I arrived 50 minutes early with my elderly mother who can walk, but is handicapped and has very bad balance. People were saving six to 10 seats each in the lower sections and were telling us we couldn’t sit. We had to climb to the upper level for her to watch her granddaughter. I was very afraid she might fall trying to get up and back down. Maybe they should limit saved seats to one extra per person already present.

Too many animal abusers in Valdosta/Lowndes County with pitbulls staked, unexercised and walking in their own excrement deserve the same confinement.

Outstanding job by the Lowndes County Animal Shelter in controlling a potentially dangerous situation. Doing so before state involvement showed professionalism and true caring for the animals.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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