Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 14, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, June 14, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why on earth is the City of Valdosta paying for someone to go out of state for training?


I have an aunt that we only hear from when she is in need of money or has a health scare of her own. She never acknowledges health issues of other family members and even more disturbing, she never acknowledges any good news other family members have to share. Always looking for the negative must make for a miserable life!

As much as safety is important to every driver, I think that a police officer and the department should give out driver's safety sheets also along with the tickets that are given to train and educate the driver as to what he/she is actually doing wrong. And have them turned in with payment and a passing grade.

Family members need to embrace the exciting news that others receive such as an upcoming marriage or birth of a grandchild. Quit wallowing in your own sorrow and be happy for others. Life is too short to have such a miserable attitude. Your lack of acknowledgment says it all — you are jealous!

I was recently approached by an angry lady in Walmart. She began to chew me out because I used a food stamps card and had an iPhone. I calmly explained to her that I used to have a great job where I could afford this phone then I was let go because of budget cuts. She said then you shouldn't have such an expensive phone if you can't afford it. Then I explained that if I tried to cut my phone off, I would get charged $200 per phone line which would include mine and my wife's phone instead of just paying my $110 dollar bill a month. I said I don't want to be on food stamps but I do what I have to take care of my family.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

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