Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 31, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 1, 2013

-- — Just to let the person know that the light on Burton Avenue to Oak Street doesn’t take long if you stay behind the white like where you are supposed to stay.  It activates the sensor under your vehicle.

The service from Advanced Disposal is ridiculous. Trash pickup and recycle pickup are supposed to be on Thursdays. Trash pickup last week happened Friday and recycle did not happen until Saturday. They had several months to plan and increase their trucks and drivers but did not do it.

Just because someone could be a grandmother at 35 doesn’t mean a thing. She could have had a child at 17 or 18 and her child had the grandchild at 18. Just because you maybe didn't want a child till you were 30, doesn't mean other people wait and it also doesn't mean they were pregnant out of wedlock.

Valwood is a private school. If they choose to allow some students to attend on scholarships, that's their right. It's also a big way to garner attention for the school and increase enrollment. Everyone wants to go to a winning school. I do agree that if people are getting athletic scholarships, then there should also be academic scholarships. But again, if you don't like it, there are two  other high schools and many middle and elementary schools to send your child to instead.

To all that have waste piling and nowhere to take it because dump sites are closed and the new garbage company doesn't show, trust in our leaders. Saw in the paper they said it's safe to dump extremely large amounts of waste in the Withlacoochee. Seriously, instead please Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful. Fire our leaders.

VSU is spending over $30,000 to celebrate a guy who has been here for nine months, but won't spend any time or money to celebrate a guy who was here for 40+ years. What a shame. We miss you, Chef Earnie, you deserve better.

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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

  • 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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