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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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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