Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 4, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

-- — I seriously question how some congregations in this town find the time to worship the Lord when they are so busy worshiping the pastor, first lady, ushers, usher’s wives, etc. Shame on the leadership for not focusing the church on where their eyes should be.

Someone forgot the old school rule of I before E except after C on the Yield to Bikes signs on the new connector road between Gornto and Woodrow Wilson. Hope there was a discount on them since the words were misspelled.

Could someone please explain why we have a rule to leash your pets in Kinderlou if no one is required to do it? What is the point if it’s not enforced?

To all those who stayed after the game to watch our kids play, Thank you. From the bottom of a Blue Devil Brigade mom’s heart.

To the ignorant idiot who called me an idiot in the Tuesday rant. I suppose you just want to keep increasing taxes on the poor and middle class until we are all bankrupt, starved, and living in projects. Just in case you are unaware of it, the only ones who have got richer in the last five years are the rich. The middle-class are the poor, and the poor are the homeless.

Everyone complains about speeding, especially on Bemiss. Rarely do you hear about the ones in the left lane slowing to 40 mph to take a picture with their cell phone and then speeding to 60 mph and then slowing to take a picture again. How about the ones swerving because they’re looking in the mirror adjusting their hair or makeup or those who decide to turn right out of the left lane, etc. All of whom probably complain about the speeding “problem.”

The VSU billboard campaign is a waste of money. When the president has to write a 1/2 page op-ed in the newspaper to explain what the signs mean, it shows that marketing research was not done well. Why does VSU need to advertise in Valdosta? Billboards are expensive with costs paid every month. What about reducing tuition or adding to faculty and staff salaries instead?

Valdosta State employs a certified Law Enforcement Bicycle Instructor, yet no bicycles are ever seen on campus. This patrol option is very effective all over the country. Get with the program VSU!

I could care less if people spit tobacco in view of me. We have more pressing things to worry about. It sounds to me like you need to mind your own business!!

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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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