Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 12, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

-- — People need to stop complaining about the garbage pickup. The drivers are doing all they can and working long hours to pick up everything on the ground. Some of the drivers said they are working 70+ hours a week to get it all done.

It is illegal to sell your food stamps. That is why there is so much abuse with the system. This program was meant to feed the hungry, not buy other non-food items such as cleaning supplies, alcohol, and cigarettes. I do know what I see with my own eyes and I work and pay taxes and I don’t eat as well as some on food stamps.

I have seen the legal system release the same, sometimes known to be dangerous individual onto our communities too often, without any real consequences, to commit even more murders so long as the victims were poor and minorities.

Free breakfast and lunch for all students in Valdosta City Schools. How awesome is that?

Companies cutting employees’ benefits as well as the number of part-time employees that are only allowed 20 hours a week or less will only result in poor customer service and a significant drop in overall sales and service. In return, more layoffs and business closures. Take care of employees that take care of your business. Or keep hiring people that don’t care if they make a sale and treat customers with disrespect.

So who do I call to complain about the traffic lights in this town? They have been this way for ever now and nothing has been done. Do I have to make a video and show the city?

This is the rant and rave column. If you want to know how many dogs or people are allowed in a house in the city, call the city or look it up the city code. If you want the telephone number for the city, don’t write rant and rave, look it up in the telephone book.

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  • 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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    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

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