Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 31, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

VALDOSTA — Halloween isn't fun anymore. It's over-commercialized, overdone and too sanitized. Blow-up pumpkins and ghosts in the front yard? Now the city and county is going to tell us when kids can trick or treat? We've ruined it worse than we've ruined Christmas.

Whether you are for or against the charter school amendment, how is it right that the only parents with a choice as to where to send their children to school, within the public school system, are teachers or administrators who work inside the system? School attendance zones don't apply to teachers and they should.

If businesses want to attract and keep employees here in Valdosta, they need to pay a more competitive wage than what they're presently doing. The old saying goes "you get what you pay for" unfortunately applies here in town. Please open up your payrolls and start getting people out of poverty.

Can anyone recommend a good grief counseling center (or person) here? I have been unsuccessful in finding the right person. I have encountered rude office staff — scheduling an appointment and not following up and not caring.

I went into the postal service recently and the employee I spoke with was so understanding and spoke to me in detail concerning why I haven’t received mail in over four weeks. However, the supervisor was very disrespectful. She really needs to change her attitude and become more customer friendly.

Doctors, if you don't have time to see additional patients don't accept any. Patients appreciate that more than having appointments scheduled only to find out the doctor won't be there and dealing with rude office personnel.

Thanks to Moody AFB and all of its personnel for a great 2012 Air Show. Shame on the booths that were selling food. We all know that a hot dog doesn't need to cost $4. I understand that you were raising funds for your squadrons, but with the volunteers you had you should have been able to price the food items cheaper. I work with a lot of volunteer groups and this is the worst pricing I have seen.

Dentists are like any other product you purchase. If a certain one is too expensive, find a cheaper alternative that'll give you about the same bang for the buck. Comparative shopping is a must and it'll let that dentist know that you're charging too much, and now I'm taking my business elsewhere.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • 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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