Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 1, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, November 1, 2012

-- — Southern hospitality still exists but many Southerners, like myself, certainly understand how newcomers can wonder if it's a myth. Stereotyping happens worldwide and it typically is negative if a person's first impressions are awful. Perceptions like "The French don't like Americans" soon change when a caring French family takes you in and treats you lovingly as if you were a family member. Please don't give up on southerners.

My husband and I have decided to stop hanging out with a couple of families who have kids around the same age as ours, because the parents end up throwing a tantrum in public with their children around. Embarrassing for us and for the people around them, but doesn't seem to phase the parents throwing the tantrum.

Wow! Recently saw the plans/renderings for the new Valdosta High School and Athletic Facilities to be built on Inner Perimeter Road. Very exciting. Can’t wait to see it actually done in a few years. Thank you, Valdosta City Schools.

The City of Valdosta needs to enforce rules to stop people asking for money when you walk out of the store. Walmart on Norman, Home Depot, as well as stores on Hill Avenue have several beggars standing outside approaching people asking for money, rides, and cigarettes.

To the person looking for a grief counseling center, please try Family Works at Valdosta State. It is staffed by students and licensed therapists. There is a nominal fee and sometimes not one at all, depending on your situation. They also have great hours. I have found them to be incredibly competent and caring. I am thankful for the help I received there.

Classified ads for cars, RV's and the like, should have a price and a picture. Otherwise, it's really a waste of the reader's time.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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