Valdosta Daily Times

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April 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

-- — Is the so called ‘sequestration’ about sensible budget cuts? True there are no more White House tours but what about the upcoming big bash for Michelle Obamas 50th. Birthday for which Beyonce and Adele were reportedly booked to perform? Has that been canceled?

Raves to the Gingerbread Players of Theatre Guild Valdosta in their awesome performance of ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ Great job to the cast and all those behind the scene too. My 5 year old daughter and I had a blast and can’t wait for the next performance!

Person complaining about the yellow church van: You should make yourself better understood. In this first rant, you clearly stated how they came by at different times, so you never knew when they'd be around and couldn't stand there all day waiting. Then you say how small children can't chase down a van, in your second post. Why in the world are small children chasing down a moving vehicle? But the main point is the van is there giving away free meals. Quit trying to find something to complain about. Some people are never satisfied.

I thought the reason we sent our children to Valwood was for the education so they are ready for college when they graduate. If I was worried about who won the football game, I would have sent them to Lowndes! Let's not forget the main reason they are there.

The Downtown housing project the city approved last week, help me understand; the property owner puts up $170,000 on a $1.77 million dollar project, the City borrows the money that the $500 thousand from the two taxpayer funded grants don’t cover. Does the city pay back the loans or does the owner? Why is the City helping someone develop property with grants and loans? There is scads of retail and residential space available downtown and elsewhere and seven or eight  pages of repos every week in the paper.

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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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