Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 9, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, May 9, 2013

VALDOSTA — So, you want a boy drum major just because he is a boy. What is wrong with having the three best candidates selected to be the drum majors regardless of sex? Wouldn't it have been a shame if that third girl had not made it just because they picked a boy who scored lower than her? As far as leadership skills go, it has been taught since day one with the Georgia Bridgemen. The three girls that made it are your better leaders!

My heart goes out to the Kendrick Johnson family and I hope that they will finally heal. However, shame on the community for being disrespectful towards the family.

I think the Johnson case is certainly a tragedy, but how about giving a little more attention to other stories going on in our area? What about the Commander murder? The stories of child abuse? The double-murder in Adel?

Amazing: Even a judgmental person like yourself can’t even bother to get the facts straight before you criticize something. Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing by coming out in a world filled with people such as yourself. Words of Wisdom: Leave the judging to God.

There are some really rude people in Lowndes County. If you don't believe it just go to the buffet downtown and see how the businessmen react like you should not be there and poor people should go to the soup kitchen.

The tragic accidental death of Kendrick Johnson could have been avoided if high school students weren't required to pay for lockers. Why aren't they free?

It saddens me that Cook High School had the most boys from our area to participate in the state track and field championship. Seven of their eight participants placed in the top 10 in state. Sad that Cook County got no recognition in the article "Local Runners Compete in Track Championships." Does that mean they are not local?

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  • 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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    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

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