Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 19, 2013

Rants & Raves

Thursday, December 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — Who in their right mind would be so selfish as to blame a city for canceling a parade due to the weather? It was nasty weather Saturday, and nobody needed to be out, children in particular.

What’s up with changing the signals at the 5 Points intersection? Used to be able to move through that intersection. I am upset as a motorist. I am upset with the changes. Please put it back.

The Northridge fence continues to crumble, fall and deteriorate. It truly needs attention  Somebody is responsible for that and should be called to task.

Residents in the county having issues with garbage pickup? Not getting the response you would like from Advanced Disposal? Call Lowndes County Trash Code Enforcement. Watch the response.

To Tuesday's ranter dogging education, if you can do it better then go get your degree and step into a classroom.

For the person with waning confidence in education: Let's see you deal with no raises in six years, lost class time due to furloughs, a curriculum that has been changed three times in six years for some subject areas, and a student population that more and more no longer hears at home that their education is important. When parents aren't willing to tow the line and support the teachers, you get the mess we have now. We will, however, keep giving your child everything we have to try to open doors of success.

City of Lake Park uses SPLOST funds for another fire truck and police cars, but doesn't even mention fixing its worn out water system. Isn't the water the citizens and their kids put in their bodies more important? Waste, waste, waste those SPLOST funds!

You pro-charter school and home school advocates are so obvious with your anti-teacher ads. Public school teachers work their butts off, and get nothing but criticism. Uncaring, lazy, complaining parents are the real problem. Unruly, disruptive children stop kids from learning.

My premiums are going up 9 percent next year. If you say yours are doubling, either your insurance company is ripping you off or you are lying. Which is it?

Does anyone in Valdosta hire qualified people over the age of 55 anymore? We are stable, experienced, knowledgeable, capable, educated and trainable. I’m not saying that Valdosta has a problem with age discrimination but ...

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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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    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

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    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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