Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 31, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

-- — When did being a “Progressive” become such an evil? Is there something wrong with wanting a better future by being better than the day before, putting close mindedness behind and working towards doing something ... progressive? It doesn’t matter if you’re on the Right or the Left. Progress, people! It makes the world change!

I agree with the Valdosta firefighter. Why is it that our emergency personnel as a whole make so little when they risk so much? Any care to wonder what the city manager and council members make. I’m sure more than the men and women that risk the most.

I attended “Nunsense” at Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center this weekend and it was glaringly obvious the difference in venues when comparing it with Lowndes High School. They were provided the luxury of air-conditioning, lighted restroom facilities and working lights in the theatre. LHS administration and Board of Education has been asked to remedy this for LHS Drama and it continues to be ignored, you should be ashamed of the insufficient support, safety, and facilities you provide for your drama department and students.

If your business allows open weapons carry could you please hang a sign on your front door staying this so I will know to avoid visiting your business. Bars and churches included. Thank you!

Please stop and think of the many cancer survivors and family members who have watched their loved ones battle this horrible disease. There is no courage in posting a pic of yourself to Facebook with no makeup on, and nothing is learned about cancer by your doing so. Cancer is an ugly, horrible, wretched disease, and comparing that to no makeup is a slap.

I live several blocks from the site of the old mill in Remerton, and I also had a rat problem. I actually had one come in the house, but thankfully caught it in a trap. I’ve lived in this house for 33 years and never had a problem before, so I’m convinced it came from the demolition of the old mill. The rat problem should have been taken care of before tearing the buildings down.

To the person who wants no drug testing for welfare. If I have to pass a drug test to get and keep a job then I think the ones sitting at home drawing from my check that I work hard for pass a drug test to receive the benefits. I am not saying that all people who receive welfare do drugs but it will cut a lot off.

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  • 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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    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

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