Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 17, 2012

Rant and Raves for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

VALDOSTA — Fantastic game, Wildcats! Bad luck at the end, but you played a great game!!!

Last year’s final Winnersville moments were all about skill; this year’s were all about luck. Cats played a better game, and I will ALWAYS be proud to be a WILDCAT!!

There used to be a central point of entry into community services for persons with housing, rent, medical and other issues, but that agency has lost favor with the churches. This has caused other groups to take up the cause of helping people, but without a central clearing facility, it is very easy for those with transportation and the nerve to do it to receive services that were meant for others. A database that identifies people once and is available across the community would make donated and grant dollars go farther.

What a classic! It was great to see the community come together like they did for the Winnersville classic. Good food, great sportsmanship and just an all around good time. It’s great to live in such a wonderful city.

After the Lowndes Valdosta football game we were at the Waffle House on North Valdosta Road and three of the Lowndes players was there, one of them asked if we had went to the game and thanked us for our support. That made a great night of football even better. It was great knowing that the players appreciate the fan support.

Big Bird the flap — IT IS time to kick the big kid out of the support nest and let him fly on his own. I would even consider wringing his neck, plucking, dressing, cooking and eating him. $440 million/year feeds a lot of kids. PBS will survive.

Here is the state law on bicycles, read it:

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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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!

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  • 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.

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

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