Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 30, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

-- — Every week someone is complaining about the sheriff’s office. Do you think for one minute that we do not understand who is putting this in the paper. They put their lives on the line for all of us. I appreciate all of them.

Every profession has their fair share of rude people. It is not just the trucking companies. If it was not for truck drivers, where would your groceries, clothing and other needs come from?

I agree that school shouldn’t have fundraisers. No one wants to buy or sell that junk. If the schools can pay for luncheons and parties for the faculty, then the kids shouldn’t have to raise money for supplies!

How many T-shirts can one school promote to sell? Did someone forget most of us are on a tight budget?

Shame on you people who think it’s a nuisance to have a homecoming parade. This is a special time in our children’s lives. If you don’t like parades then by all means stay home!

Not all parents or grandparents can go to school functions. The little sad faces say it all when they see others with their family members. It should be limited to after-hour meetings with your teacher, not the whole school.

Unfortunately, new Lowndes County tags are prefaced with the letters — PEE. I refuse to display this offensive word.

It’s disappointing to read criticisms of our schools in the newspaper. Why not contact the administration and air your grievances? Schools need our support — now, more than ever before.

We walk every day from Chick-fil-A to Highway 84 and back. That’s three miles every day. There are places that you cannot walk side by side. The grass has almost grown over the sidewalk. Now the city wants to put in more sidewalks? And who is supposed to trim this sidewalk?  

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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