Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 5, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, July 5, 2013

VALDOSTA — Leaker, Spy, Traitor Snowden is not ranting against President Obama. Maybe Fox News should hire him and put him on a show with Paula Deen and Sarah Palin?

Does one have to be a gang member or otherwise a violent thug to play professional football in the USA? Does it help to have a felony conviction?

Any word on a new skating rink in Valdosta? Good, safe fun, with lots of exercise is needed here in Lowndes County. Freckles Skating rink in Moultrie is packed every weekend.

100 million dollars on a trip to Africa? Get the heck outta here!

To the ranter who says only parents show up at soccer games: I took my son to a soccer tournament in Palm Coast two weekends ago and spent at least $200 for a hotel room and food. If we had soccer fields and “only” parents turned up, they would do the same here, helping our economy. So, I’m OK if only parents show up to soccer games.

Again, if you have a green light, it is not illegal to pull into the intersection for a left turn. Simply clear the intersection when the light changes, that’s one of the many reasons there is a delay between the different direction lights. It is illegal to change your mind about the turn and re-enter a lane to go straight ahead or, and I’ve seen people do this, make a right-hand turn from the left-hand turn lane.

If you’re already in the intersection when the light turns red, then you have the right of way.

Left-turn protocols, soccer facilities, ice rinks? I think we need to face up to the fact that the region is changing. People are moving in from other places and we are all going to have to adapt. The past is over.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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