Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 28, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, September 28, 2012

VALDOSTA — Yes, having a mother and a father is ideal, but what about those situations when a man (or a woman in some cases) is abusive to that child? Or a man has no desire to be in that child's life? How dare you judge me for being a single mom when you have no idea what my situation is. And a father figure doesn't have to be a "father," that could be filled by a grandfather or uncle. Or by two dads or two moms.

There are plenty of grown folks in this town that need to learn the basics: Please and thank you, smiling and greeting someone properly, and basic phone skills. I run into this on a daily basis with fellow "professionals" and I have to laugh when I think that my pre-schooler's manners are better than theirs.  

I recently finished serving on the grand jury in Lowndes County and I wanted to thank all the men and women who serve our community as police officers. It was an educational experience and I have a new appreciation for all the officers. Thank you so much for what you do to protect our community.

Don't imply that it's always the woman's fault! Why doesn't "daddy" step up to the plate? If he didn't want children, he should have taken precautions like: vasectomy, abstinence, contraceptives. Take responsibility for your children — pay child support and be part of your children's lives. You helped make 'em so you help support 'em.

It must be easier to rant than rave. There are so many good people and things out there. Let's rave for a while. Smiles are contagious.

A big thank you, to the nice man who paid the remaining balance on my water bill in Hahira. It’s very nice to know there are good people left out there, even better that it truly helped my family.

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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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    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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    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

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