Valdosta Daily Times

February 17, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — The argument that pot is natural so it can’t be bad is such a silly argument. Poison ivy is also natural, want to smoke that? The point here is that there may be other arguments for/against legalizing pot, but please stop using this one. There may be benefits, but do they outweigh the negatives? Most of cannabis’ benefits can be gained through its oil without smoking.

The city needs to check the additional benches that have been put out around town with advertisement. There is a limit approved years ago for whatever the charity is, which is a good thing, but they need to be limited and approved at the corners. They can be very distracting and lead to accidents.


I commend Ashton who works  at Ashley Cinema Theater. I brought my granddaughters in Saturday night and he was a very courteous man, a very good employee. He  deserves a raise.

Is there a traffic division in the City of Valdosta? If so, is the agenda of this division to add red lights to hinder the flow of traffic? Who am I kidding? Valdosta does not have traffic flow. Valdosta has traffic jerk, from one red light to the next.

Good job, Lowndes High girls, for winning region champ.

Congressman Kingston and Congressman Scott again voted on Feb. 11, 2014, to allow the United States to default on the federal debt. Hoping, I guess, to create another federal financial crisis. Fortunately, other House Republicans, along with House Democrats, voted to temporarily extend the debt limit to March 2015. What were our two Congressmen thinking?

I would like to send a huge thank you to Jeff Atkins of Jeff Atkins Roofing. He is an excellent roofer who stands behind his work and his word. He showed up on time and cleaned up the work area when completed. He also responded when we had a minor leak and fixed it in the rain.

At what point does the Lowndes County School System grow up and lose the good-ol-boy management style?

Why are you not bothered by the rich lifestyle of other former presidents? They had fancy food and vacations; gave their daughters fancy weddings, etc. Maybe their lifestyle, conducive to all heads of state, is not what’s bothering you!

When you see a wreck, fire or anything of the sort, move on and stay out of the way of workers. People are so nosy!