Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 21, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — To those saying we should have a skating rink in Valdosta, does no one remember not too long ago when Jungle Jym’s had a skating rink? Lazy parents dropped their kids off and didn’t pick them up when they closed. This resulted in cops being called. ... Maybe if parents would actually watch their 12-to 17-year-olds we would still have a skating rink.

As a teacher you should not make fun of where your students live. If your heart is in the wrong place with no compassion, get out. Just because you have money, nice home and clothes, it doesn’t make you any better.

To all those complaining about the lack of a skating rink, why not open one yourself? Obviously you all believe it is a good money-making business. Open one and stop complaining.

It’s pretty sad that once again the employees of SGMC EMS have to consider pooling their hard-earned money to buy chairs for a station that hasn’t had new ones in almost 10 years. SGMC can buy every hospital in South Georgia, but can’t take care of its own people ... sad.

To the person talking about the vacant lot. The person should not have to sell it because people are too lazy or unable to afford trash service. My question to you is, how would you feel if someone was dumping trash in your yard? Would it be appropriate for me to tell you to sell it?

The Valdosta Middle School track is a great place to exercise and I’m thankful it’s open to the public. However, if you bring small children out there please keep an eye on them. It can be dangerous for them to stand in the middle of the track, messing with runners as they go by.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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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

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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

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