Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 18, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, July 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — Attention, newlyweds! I attended two local weddings this spring, and I have yet to receive acknowledgments for the wedding gifts. How do I know that you received them if you don’t send thank yous? I know you have several months to accomplish this, but procrastination doesn’t make the obligation go away or make it any easier ... out of sight, out of mind!

It’s not that my business didn’t have a few dollars to give to your ball team, it’s the fact that you come into my business soliciting when there’s a clear sign on the door that states no soliciting. There’s even a no soliciting sign for the entire business complex as you drive in.

I was in total shock when your young children were not being better watched over while bagging heavy meats on top of bread, canned goods on top of eggs. Not to mention the two bags of my groceries that they placed into the lady’s buggy ahead of me. Would they care to reimburse me for the $20-$30 worth of missing items I paid for?

I fail to comprehend how our county can have budget cuts, yet departments such as Parks and Recreation can afford to cater meals for board members and full-time employees and waste money on luxuries, such as ergonomics to see if they are sitting correctly in their chairs. I say it is past time to have these departments audited and see where our tax money is going.

To the person upset at business owners not giving a few dollars to the school ball players: Maybe those business owners give their money to real charities or maybe they really don’t have the money. High school ball isn’t the most important thing in the world to everyone that lives in this town.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • 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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