Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 26, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday September 26, 2013

VALDOSTA — To the person who works in construction and doesn’t want to be bothered after hours: Do you own the business? Because if you do, you may not for very much longer. A business owner works 24/7. Those that aren’t willing don’t normally stay in business long. If it was me, I’d be happy to answer my phone to give a quote and meet potential business, no matter the time of day.  

What will the DDS require next for a driver’s license renewal — a DNA sample? I have had a valid Georgia driver’s license for 32 years. I presented my Georgia concealed carry permit, marriage license, Georgia registered nurse license, my Social Security card and proof of residence. I also served in the military. Yet, they need still need my birth certificate — really?

Does the Lowndes County Board of Education ever intend to address the furlough days with the teachers? After pay cuts, new curriculum, even more teacher accountability, haven’t teachers earned the right to be treated with respect? Your silence ... causes concern.

To the person or persons who took the cat from Petsmart, do the right thing and return the cat and adopt. You know it is the right thing to do.

Leave Coach Randy McPherson alone! The man is only doing his job. The person you should be mad at is the Windsor Forest coach for staying. He had the Mercy Rule; he could’ve stopped playing. He didn’t so therefore the GHSA rules say that the Vikings had to continue to play. I don’t hear anyone complaining when Lowndes does that against Valdosta!

An alert to all cashiers: If you hand a person a penny, it is a “cent.” More than one are “cents.” It’s called plural and adding the “s” is essential. I expect 65 cents in change, not “65 cent.” If your boss hears you speaking correctly, you might just get a raise.

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    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.  

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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