Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 16, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, January 16, 2014

VALDOSTA — Valdosta could really use a natural health food grocer!

If you would like to know what an Industrial Authority or similar groups do for a community, I recommend the book “Free Lunch” by David Johnston. Ever wonder why taxpayers pay for the FAA, air traffic controllers, airport construction and airport security? It’s simple; so the airlines don’t have to pay. Works well for the airlines. We are talking about “big food stamps.”

I would just like to thank everyone who helped my daughter and I after we got into an accident on Park Avenue in November especially an EMT named Angie who stayed with me until they got me out of my vehicle. Thank you all and God bless.

I wonder why Headstart can’t keep kids on their list for the upcoming year? Is it because Headstart is coming to the  end of their road?

Congratulations to the Valdosta High School debate team for their performance at the Jimmy Carter Invitational. You make us proud here in Valdosta.

A big thank you  to County Commissioner Crawford Powell for raising the speed limit back to 55 miles per hour except when the lights are flashing. Way to go.

An older beggar set up his begging business on the corner of Murray Road and Oak Street Extension. At the end of his business day, he left his litter. The cops know it’s him. Ticket him. Fine him. Give him a pink hi-vis GLITTERER vest and have him pick up the endless massive amounts of litter on the roadsides surrounding Walmart for a week.

I took two people; one who believed in global warming and one who did not believe. I had them each argue with a pine tree about the matter for 30 minutes; then I had them argue with each other for 30 minutes. At the end of the hour, they were mad at each other, neither had changed their mind, but neither of them was mad at the pine tree. Be a pine tree, just sit there and listen to the dummies argue. No one will be mad at you.

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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

  • 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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