Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 17, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 17, 2013

VALDOSTA — Congratulations and kudos to Phyllis Childree and LHS Drama for putting on “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” It was a “marvelous” stellar production. And thumbs down to LHS Board of Education and LHS Administration for your lack of presence or support, or providing air conditioning, adequately lighted restroom facilities, or outside safety lighting Saturday night.

Who in the world came up with the big sidewalk idea on Williams Street? I thought they were just fixing sewer lines or something. Too bad they are taking a once nice street to drive down and screwing it up. We need more traffic slowdowns — not!

For all those wishing for “the good old days,” be careful what you wish for. Do you really want to earn what one did 75 years ago, when bread was so cheap? Do you want to go back to living without indoor plumbing, no electricity, and one-room schools? With progress comes problems; but many wonderful things come too.

To the name-calling ranter accusing folks of racism if they don't like Obamacare, do your homework. There are numerous health-care plans available for a third the cost of Obamacare with the same benefits. Check the Internet. Plans have been available for some time.

When this country was invaded, nobody on either side expected the standing governments (Indians) to welcome them and enable them by giving them welfare. Instead the standing governments (Indians) fought invaders. Nobody berated them for fighting back. Today we are invaded daily and berated for fighting back. The standing governments expect us to enable invaders.

So many people have Mediacom phone service; why don’t they put out a phone book?

To the ranter on Oct. 15 who asked if there were any questions. Are you that insecure about your own beliefs that you have to insult someone’s education? People can disagree on how local and country governments should be run and have intelligent conversations without being insulting. This is how the country has gotten into the current mess; there are not enough useful discussions and negotiations.

I think that a less stressful environment like the Spice of Life is a great place for an interview if you can manage a little privacy. I was interviewed for a job in a booth at the Wooden Nickel back in the ’80s and still have the job. Worked out well.

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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

  • 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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