Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 10, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

- — Will the addition of a few more houses around the base be worth losing 6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars it brings to our local economy each year? Not to mention losing more teaching jobs and educational funding when all the families move away. To quote our friends from MNF “Come on Man.” Things are bad enough. Let's not cut our noses off to spite our faces.

I dread the construction phase of the Hill Avenue overpass, but look forward to having it. Now if only our local leaders could possess the wisdom to add overpasses for St. Augustine and Baytree to the next SPLOST. I think they would be amazed at the support.

Valdosta does not have traffic flow. Valdosta has traffic jerk. Drive from one red light to the next  stop. And so forth and so forth.

Obama's health plan will also penalize anyone that doesn't have health insurance with a nice fine. Also, if you read it, the government will have access to bank accounts at will.

For many years, I have taken the oath " protect and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...". Until now I didn't really understand what a domestic enemy was. Obama and the radical left is the greatest enemy in our history.

I don't do nice things to receive a thank you. I do nice things as a way of saying thank you to God, who delivers grace.

Southern hospitality hasn't gone anywhere. Some people have it, some people don't. When I pass by people I try to look them in the eyes and smile and 99 percent of the time they do the same to me. I get a lot of "good mornings" and "how are you?" from people on a daily basis.

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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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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