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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    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.  

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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.

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    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

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