Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 11, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

I think it is a great idea that everyone not carrying health insurance pays a penalty. They get real sick, taxpayers have to foot the bill anyway. Now there is a little money being put in the kitty. Who gets all that money from "raised" premiums? Great time to be in the health insurance business! Raise premiums, cancel policies of sick people, nothing new about all that, except now they get to blame it all on “Obamacare.”

Special thank you to Jerry at Sew and Go for his assistance on the light show in Madison, Florida. You help has made it a bright year for all that watch it.

The tree lighting at the Lake Park library was wonderful. Thank you Chamber.

The new restaurant in Echols Corbetts Country Corner has great food and a happy bunch working there. Keep up the good work.

The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra is not only a cultural gift to our community but its members are also the most generous musicians. The VSO played accompaniment for the excellent "Nutcracker" performance. The orchestra's conductor and members excelled under unbelievably crowded conditions in the orchestra pit at Mathis. Not a murmur of complaint or discomfort was heard. The VSO deserves all our respect, thanks and support.

A big applause for the ladies of the garden clubs who have decorated The Crescent Garden Center so beautifully. The third floor ballroom has been transformed into a special remembrance of WW II vets. A trip in time with various Christmas themes in all the rooms is a great way to spend an afternoon. Donations help to maintain this century old mansion.

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    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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    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

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