Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — Many, many thanks to the lady working at the jewelry county at Walmart on Norman Dr. She went well beyond the call of duty in helping me get a watch battery replaced.

I wanna give a big thanks to the Valdosta mall security guard when I was trying to shop this past weekend. Thanks to him and the other guards that I was able to move around. There were kids blocking stores standing around doing nothing. They made them move so I could get my stroller around. My real question is to the 13 year olds parents who left them at the mall alone and taught their child to make fun of authority figures and adults.

A big rave to Lowndes  County crews who are cleaning up the Bemiss roads and the median. That is a job. Some  businesses kept it up really well and some let it go. But Lowndes County crews are keeping it looking good.  Thank you

Thank you to Victoria at Winn-Dixie in Lake Park for  being honest. I left my cash back in the automatic check out. She found it, and turned it in. Great employee. Keep her Winn-Dixie.

I can't thank Jeremy at Kohl's enough for his help in buying my husband's suit. I am not able to operate those computers and order on-line, but he took the time and trouble; such patience plus I got to use my Kohl's cash. Best place to shop in town, and absolutely No Exclusions. Yeah!!

I would like to give a huge thank you to Yasmin at the Sanitation Dept. for going out her way to get our junk pile picked up even though we had been waiting almost two weeks to get it picked up. Thank You again!

Praise for Dean Poling's article, "Old Glory", citing the origins of our US flag and Flag Day. This should be required reading in our schools from 5th grade on up. Too many of our young children are clueless as to why they say the pledge of allegiance in the morning at school. This article captures the essence of this solemn (and, yes, patriotic) ritual and how it came to be. Great job, Dean!

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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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

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