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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  • 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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