Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 3, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 3, 2013

VALDOSTA — We wonder why kids today feel entitled and don’t want to work for anything. It’s because of the parents who think there should be no winner or loser, who think there shouldn’t be a smartest person in the class. If my son isn’t playing his best, I expect his butt to be on the bench until he shapes up. His team doesn’t have to win but he better play his very best and hardest. And he better give everything he has to school. I want him to have the top grades in the class. If you tell your kid it’s OK to not be the best or OK not to just try their best, what incentive is that giving them to work hard?

I totally agree with police officers stopping students who drive through the school zones too fast but a real problem at LHS is the lack of a turn signal turning left into the school for parents who drop off. There is a sign which reads “no left turn,” but that is just crazy. Just as many people turn left as turn right so we need a turn signal or a cop directing traffic. Thank you!

I will vote to remove all local elected officials if my taxes goes up any.

“If it doesn’t matter who wins, why do we keep score?” — Vince Lombardi

No, thank you, to the stoplight at Perimeter and Copeland. There are an insane number of lights in this town, and I spend much of my time stopping for traffic that doesn’t exist. Please leave my quiet neighborhood alone.

Why is it that most published rants are from liberals? The truth is that most intelligent people support the Tea Party and its attempt to slow our out-of-control government. The other truth is that government leeches are scared of the Tea Party and should be.

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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

  • 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!

    July 13, 2014

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