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January 15, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

VALDOSTA — People who have been unemployed for a long time waiting to get a job and pay commensurate with their education or experience needed to adapt to the job market a while ago. If they didn't, they deserve to work at McDonald’s and not get another benefit extension.

Thanks to the extremely nice lady in the white Porsche at Chick-fil-A this morning for paying for my breakfast. I will pay it forward. That just made my day.

What I think every time I hear someone complain about a cable TV bill: you have too much money to waste. Cut cable and watch antenna TV and save $60 per month, which is $720 per year, which is $7,200 every 10 years. Get a life; read a book.

Everyone complaining about Mediacom prices and dropped channels. The mayor, council or city manager could stop this. A few years ago they had Valdosta set to have our own cable but the city manager canceled it saying Mediacom would lower their prices, which they did until the dust settled. Time to start the dust again.

As for the satellite/cable companies raising rates, you should keep in mind that networks want to get paid now, making shows like The Walking Dead not free (or cheap), and the cost for everything has increased (gas, rent, insurance, etc.).

Frustrated because the theater won't return your calls or e-mails? Then just go to the theater during business hours and ask to speak to the manager. It is that simple!

What do you consider an emergency? And how much should Mediacom put on your television? And when will you say it is too much?

To those of you that think it is OK to disregard the rules and walk your dog around a track that has a sign clearly stating ‘No Dogs,’ at least pick up your pet's fecal matter. Also, just a thought, why not take them to the dog park? What happened to common courtesy or respect for others? I would understand if we didn't have a dog park but come on people — it is only a few hundred yards away!

You are right, the students are back and are parking illegally. The people who rent to our students need to tell them not to park in illegal spaces. It does cause difficulties. Thank you for this attention. We are desperately in need of this.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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