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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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