Valdosta Daily Times

September 27, 2012

Rant and Raves for Thursday, September 27

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — To the person complaining about a parade that has been going on for years: move! It happens every year. In such a small town, you would think people would be happy to see a parade every now and then.

If President Obama is elected for a second term in November, will he blame the economic mess this country is in on himself?

So, why does the Sheriff's Office have a traffic unit? I have seen more fatal accidents in the last five months than ever it seems. What are we using the money for?

To the person on Berkley Drive complaining about pets getting hit and killed: Here is a novel idea, keep your pet in the house or at the very least out of the street.

To the person with pulmonary arterial hypertension, an invisible disease. Your privilege is being ruined by people who deliver the handicapped person to the door while parked in the fire lane, then park in the handicap spot. Or the handicapped person who parks in "their" spot then sits in the car while the healthy companion does the shopping.

Enough of the fundraisers already. Schools have cookie dough fund-raisers, then a Promoting Family Health and Fitness in their gym. What's wrong with this picture?

Perhaps the schools should not have Pajama Day. Maybe this is what leads people to think they should wear their old, faded, ragged, dirty pajamas in public. Yuck!

Huge rave to Kevin from Valdosta Pest Control. He’s a super nice guy who   really cares about his work. Always goes above and beyond. Thank You!

All these 'shake and bake' truck driving schools are the reason you have rude, inconsiderate and inexperienced truck trivers on the interstate.

Most all of us can comment on the bad referee calls made by the fill-in refs over the weekend. It is saturated with TV coverage. How many of us can tell you anything about the troops killed over the weekend defending our country?

To the guy in the Blue Audi on Antioch Church Road: I have your tag number. The next time you will be reported for trespassing.

I really enjoyed volunteering at Westside Elementary's Book Fair. All of the students were very polite and used their manners. I am glad our children attend this school!

A huge rave to all the bands that performed at the Southern Open. Your hard work and dedication shows!