Valdosta Daily Times

February 24, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

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?

How about instead of repealing Obamacare, why doesn't someone in Congress know how to make it work like it was supposed to? Are insurance prices going up because of it, or because the benefactors of the insurance companies are doing it in response to it?

I've been to viewings and funerals, and have never had to stand in line for "hours" to express my condolences. If you were inconvenienced, maybe the next time you can stay home and just send a card.

To the person/persons that bought my groceries at Publix on Inner Perimeter Road on 2/20/14, your generosity was greatly appreciated during a time when the family had a medical problem and was in the hospital. May God bless you and your family always.