Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 10, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

-- — Don’t put the battle against global warming on Christians. Yes they may be duped into voting for certain blocks because they are promised some of their principles are going to be upheld, but that is only for their vote, nothing gets done. It’s the Koch brothers and some big oil interests that are funding the war against global warming. Just because some of their unpaid talking parrots are Christians who spend more time watching nut-case “news” shows than they do in church, does not mean all Christians are involved.

Thank you to Melissa Powell and Chrystal Odom two SGMC Nurses who went above and beyond to help me last week. You two were my angels that day.

What do you want to bet the recent “stand your ground” defense murder cases in Florida (theater texting and loud music) were perpetrated by avid patriots and real American fans of Fox News?

Fox News viewers “learned” that Mitt Romney would win in a landslide and then were shocked when it was President Obama that won in a landslide. I’ll pass on that kind of “learning.”

Valdosta, why don’t we have more senior housing? We seem to cater to the college students. Other towns take care of their seniors. A lot of us don’t qualify for income-based but we also cannot afford high rent to be in nice, safe neighborhoods. Valdosta, let’s start taking care of our seniors, and building apartments that they can afford.

I agree with recent comments regarding the Industrial Authority, and I’m thankful the newspaper allows the majority opinion to make the Rant & Rave. Despite a lingering recession and acute work-force challenges here, they have done quite well. I wish the people of Lowndes County would lend more support to those trying to help this community despite pretty difficult challenges.

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  • 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

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    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

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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

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