Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 23, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VALDOSTA — Kudos to Justin Coody at the iGadget Doctor for going out of his way to help me set up a new gadget I purchased elsewhere. While the store I had bought it from as well as the manufacturer were not interested in solving the problem, Mr. Coody persisted until the gadget worked properly. It was gratifying to find such friendly, efficient service from this kind young man.

Thank you to Valdosta city government for doing everything possible to contend with unprecedented flooding while simultaneously dealing with citizens who think new wastewater treatment plants can be built without raising any taxes or passing SPLOST/MOST/LOST to raise revenue. Apparently the local Tea Party think we need to hold a bake sale to pay for it.

After sacrificing and working for years, my family and I were finally able to move out of low-income housing and get a home in a nice neighborhood. Now some developer that has megabucks decides to build low-income apartments right in the middle of our neighborhood?! Been there, done that!

Why will only one member of the Lake Park City Council return phone calls from concerned citizens?

Lowndes High School Wind Symphony and Valdosta State University Wind Ensemble put on an awesome performance Monday night. Mr. Bowman and Dr. Brashier, you have some talented students. Great job!

We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

Gov. Deal will sign into law today Georgia’s “Carry Everywhere” law. I personally will attend no church that allows concealed weapons on the premises.

As a 1974 graduate of VSC, I always assume the students have the right of way when they are crossing at Oak Street and Baytree Street intersection. I am not going to harm a student because he walks out. I will stop every time. Our drivers here are crazy.

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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