Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

-- — We are not the worst drivers. The worst drivers come to Valdosta from up north.

To the ranter complaining about the drivers in Valdosta, I absolutely 100 percent agree with you! I wish that the law-enforcement officers were as concerned with aggressive drivers as they are the accidents that occur from them. As a parent of a brand-new driver, I can assure you that I can be just as aggressive! Stop tailgating!

Using your hands-on cell-phone devices or electronic devices should be prohibited unless you are parked in a private or public parking lot and not on  the highway. So many people use them when they are stopped at a traffic light and not paying attention to traffic.

I have noticed we have canoes out at the millpond. Has the city changed its policy to allow people to put their boats in now? Someone told me it was a non-accessible lake. If so, I sure would like to put my canoe in and paddle around. It sure is pretty.

I live in the City of Valdosta and am really disgusted that we don’t have an Amtrak station, and we don’t have a city bus. We need to open this up in our city. I wish those who are elected to office would look into this and get the Amtrak bus station.

Wow. It’s hard to believe people are complaining that businesses won’t donate to their kids’ ball teams. Businesses receive hundreds of requests for all kinds of very worthwhile endeavors. They simply can’t support them all.

Valdosta already has one of the highest cost of living rates in the state of Georgia per a recent university study, while being recognized as one of the poorest metro areas in the U.S. Now we are told we must pay more in taxes, either via SPLOST or property tax. No more. Maybe local government should find ways to trim its own budgets, salaries, etc., before asking the public to contribute even more.

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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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