Valdosta Daily Times

September 26, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — I agree with the person about people having children before marriage. It's a shame that people act like it's no big deal. They glorify it and make it seem like it's OK. Many of these children end up with no father figure!

The morals in this country have gone to nothing. We all have to meet our maker one day and believe me, He will know how you have lived.

If you are a dog owner in town or the country, have a secure fenced-in area or don't have one. Don't expect a dog to not wander off. They don't know danger.

To the person complaining about speeders on Berkley Drive: Regardless of whether or not the drivers are speeding, your pets should not be in the road per the City of Valdosta animal control ordinance. What if a non-speeding driver swerves to avoid hitting your dog in the road and hits a child on the side of the road?

Shutting down major thoroughfares for a high school parade is a nuisance to say the least. Besides, what's the deal about "homecoming" anyway? As far as I can see, no one ever leaves this place.

Here's a crazy idea. Let's take the billions of tax payers dollars in aid we send to these other countries that are killing Americans, and give it to Americans. Just a thought. We have to look out for one another because our government surely isn't.

Rave for Valdosta Family Medicine! Always great care from the front desk all the way to the exam room! Clean and neat office, professional stuff and attentive to the needs of the patient. Great job to you all and thanks for being there!

How much more can I squeeze out of my check? Utilities, gas, groceries and insurance keep going up. I rarely go out to eat, don’t have clothes for every season or designer anything. I don’t have any major credit cards and I have to make my car payment so I can drive to my job.

Why do you have such a problem with a school allowing a day (45 minutes actually) so that grandparents can visit their grandchild in school? My son and his grandmother had a great time and they were both grateful to be able to see each other in that environment. School should have its fun moments. Let them be kids, for goodness sake.

Parades in Valdosta have been going down Patterson Street for many years. If you can’t find your way around the parade in that area, maybe you need a map or better yet, get out your GPS.