Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 14, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, February 14, 2014

VALDOSTA — I got the message from the Valdosta Councilman’s not being able to be charged with DUI. If you have an alcohol-related accident, flee and are not  found for at least three hours, leaving the scene is a lot cheaper and less damning than a DUI.

VSU students should be made to cross only where the crossing is painted for them on the street, not near it. We cannot watch the crossing and the ones too lazy that cut it short. A few steps more could save your life. Did you not hear of the others that have been injured or killed?

How does charging the student who hit the pedestrian who died with misdemeanor homicide help the student who died, the person who hit her, or society?

Our Industrial Authority is a joke. They are not only ineffective, but hang on to the shirt tails of businesses that are expanding, as though they had something to do with it. Maybe they will count themselves as a "new business" with the purchase of their new building. Just another authority in Valdosta that has to beg unqualified members of the community to join their board.

A family member of mine was recently treated at the Dasher Memorial Heart Center at SGMC. The physicians, nurses and staff were all wonderful.

Many thanks to PetSmart and BARC for spending Valentine’s Day weekend adopting out animals.

"I don't pay attention to politics," is one of the most ignorant statements a person can make. If you allow people in your government to commit crimes in your name without questioning their actions, you are just as guilty as they are.

You're kidding about the Chamber of Commerce needing to modernize, right? What the Board of Directors need to concentrate on is the working conditions of the Chamber's employees.

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  • 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

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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

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