Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 11, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

-- — The breakdown of the American family is never more apparent than when you go into a restaurant and see every family on their smart phones rather than engaging in conversation about the events of the day. Those who should be the most important people in your life are shown where they really are in your list of priorities.

If you have a “friend” or acquaintance that owns a business and you are a customer of that business, that doesn’t give you the right to belittle the employees or try to frighten them with “name dropping” threats. Small business owners and their employees are working under some tough conditions and need everyone’s support. Maybe instead of complaining about every little problem that you see, maybe you could encourage the employees and be mindful that their experience and your opinions may not line up.

Good luck to The Lowndes/Valdosta Mock Trial Travel Team as they head to a Mock Trial Invitational at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. ... Bring home the win!

Seeing people spit tobacco doesn’t bother you? Cool. Can I come and pee in your yard?

Would it be asking too much for the SGMC to put a full page plan view drawing of their campus in Valdosta showing the new buildings, roads, and adjacent parking deck and lots with indications as to where you are to park in order to access the buildings? Also show the way to get to the ER. I’m afraid with all the new changes, people are thoroughly confused with all the one-way drives and roads. Thank you very much VDT, it’s worth it if one life is saved.

I hope that Valdosta City Schools does NOT sell the stadium. The reason that Valdosta is still in the 1920s is because we love history and if you don’t, please feel free to pick up and leave anytime. I’m glad Valdosta is historic. I just hate to see things like the Remerton mill be demolished for example.

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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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