Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

-- — I’ve noticed quite a few people out jogging with their dogs lately since it’s warmed up. Be aware that dogs can overheat a lot faster than humans and can die from heat stroke very quickly. Save yourself some heartache, take some water along for them, and keep them cool!

There are several things I don’t understand: Why some drivers stop ten feet behind the stop bar at a traffic light, others stop two feet in front of it, and many don’t pull into the intersection while waiting to turn left. Weird.

Two cars ran the red light at the intersection of South Ashley and Hill Avenue. I could have been killed.

Please post traffic police on Patterson Street, in front of VSU. Police and the constable even speed through that area.

Shoppers, if eggs are displayed above the “safe line” in an open-top cooler at the store, the eggs are warmer than the needed temperature and may harm you.

People seem so anti-government. Praises to Lowndes County workers who replaced the street sign in Copeland Heights within one day! Great job!

I can’t stand Paula Deen. But let’s get real: Does anyone think Jessie Jackson never told a joke about white people or never uses the “H” word? The double standard is sickening. Everyone’s prejudiced against someone. What’s important is how you treat others.

Advanced Disposal won’t let me recycle! Two weeks ago my rollout was damaged by a motorist. I made three calls and no replacement. Perhaps, Deep South could come by and pick up A.D.’s trash cans (including the old Veolia one we’re still stuck with)?

The city cut their entire budget, including all funds by approximately 9.2 million. Is reducing the SPLOST budget by 9.9 million because most of the funds have been spent really a budget cut? The general fund budget, which is the only fund supported by property taxes, went down approximately $92,000. If the grant fund expenditures that ended for the police department are not included, then the budget went up. Is not having grant funds to spend, a budget cut?

I feel for Paula Deen. Everyone has ranted about other races. What if she had used the word “honkie” talking about white people. Do you think there would have been a problem. Such words are not intended to be bad, it’s who we are. I bet she has put a lot of money in a lot of pockets ... regardless of race.

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  • 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

  • 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

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