Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 16, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

VALDOSTA — The best way to cure the health insurance problems is for each of us to do our part. It is a known fact that being overweight/obese causes a lot of illness such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint deterioration/arthritis, etc. Do some moderate activity each day and eat less. If we do not change our way of living, we are doomed as a nation. It is pitiful to see so many obese adults and their children looking the same, not fair to them!

I read about Keurig Coffee locating a facility in Douglasville that could add 500 jobs. Where was our Industrial Authority when this location search was taking place? ... Particularly with the news of a 2.12 percent population drop and more uncertainty about the future of Moody, I think it’s time for a reassessment of the Authority’s direction and leadership.

It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

Sad how some of the so-called Christians in my church are offended if someone asks them to pray for their child. Guess they weren’t listening to the pastor this week.

The selfsame “nonsense” makes such delightful and entertaining reading. At this point I think the rightie-tighties (guns are wholesome, Obamacare is communism, CO2 is good for the earth, illegals are bad for America) are well ahead in nonsense points, but the leftie-loosies (clean water and air are good, it’s better to be kind to people than mean, etc.) also have some points on the board.  

Teachers are being asked to go to school during summer vacation to weed and so landscaping chores around the school. Who keeps up the board of education grounds? The high school?  

I doubt anyone thinks you’re a “liberal” because you contacted 70 “friends” for help with a tree limb hanging over your house. It’s more likely they think you’re a crotchety old man making a plea for a handout veiled as a request for information. You obviously subscribe to The Valdosta Daily Times ... flip it over to the last page and check out the Service Directory. Call any of the applicable providers there or in the Yellow Pages and ask for an estimate. Your “friends” are probably tired of the constant poor-mouthing.

It is said the proposed tax increase is due to growth. Is Valdosta growing or shrinking?

How romantic to be called a hillbilly. Thank you for the compliment.

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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

  • 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

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