Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 26, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, June 26, 2014

VALDOSTA — Please don't assume pit bulls are out to maul everyone. Your ignorance fuels the judgmental attitude some people have towards these sweet animals. Dogs are a product of the their raising, not their breed. My pit bull was raised to be submissive so that’s how he behaves. Everyone knows the phrase “when you assume ...”

Disgusted by people who think they are entitled to faster service because of their occupation. You are no more important than any other paying customer.

To the person who purposely set fire to the Jacobs family’s hay field, which provides hay to their therapeutic riding horses: It is a good thing you enjoy watching flames and seeing things burn, because you surely will have the opportunity to enjoy that scenario for all eternity.

The question of dress code is actually common sense. Do not send your children to any school in short shorts, tank tops, flip flops. If body parts show, cover them up! And no saggy britches!  

I moved here in 1972 to attend Valdosta State College, graduated, stayed, married a Georgia girl, and taught at Lake Park Elementary for 30 years. Love this place!

I still do not understand why so many folks in Valdosta tailgate, speed and just drive reckless. Stop signs might as well not exist over in Blue Pool. I even see folks turning left on Connell to Ashley cross over the bold white line while waiting for the light to change. If they get hit by a vehicle turning left onto Connell, you know they are going to have a fit, even though they are in the wrong.

Most parents allow their children to be on the video games and computer too much. Support your child’s learning by getting them a library card, get books in their hands, and encourage the love of reading. Secondly, make your children responsible for chores around the house. They should be taught a strong work ethic.  

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  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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