Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 24, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

VALDOSTA — Why is it when I call the VLPRA office I always get the answering machine with a message about games being canceled in November?

Based on the economic model of Colorado, legalized pot means a boost in local businesses with registered, controlled growers and a jump in tax revenue for its sales.

I can't believe the Lowndes Board of Education approved a band trip to Hawaii costing each student over $2,000 each. How many people go for free with each child costing that much?

A ranter recently wrote, "I vote that no more crackpot comments be allowed here regarding marijuana legalization. Too much ignorance and misinformation." I agree, but would like to go one step further; I vote that no more crackpot, ignorant, misinformed or any other comments be allowed which disagree in any manner with my comments. After all, mine are well informed, well thought out, and my way is the only way. If you disagree, you are stupid.

A local ladies clothing shop has an employee that loves to snatch open the curtain about the time you are undressed. There is no hiding since mirrors are all around and anyone passing by can see you, too. How rude and an invasion of our privacy! It is uncalled for. I won't be returning and since my experience, others have told me they have been done the same and they will not return. If there was a reason, it would be different but there is absolutely no reason for that type of behavior except for this woman to get her thrills.

Thanks to the nice couple who “paid it forward” last Saturday afternoon at Longhorn's by paying for lunch for my wife and me without us knowing. We will pay it forward. Don't we live in a great city?

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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