Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

-- — Huge thanks to the nice guy who bought my coffee this week. It made my day, and I passed it on, buying for the person behind me. Have a great week.

The only changes needed at exits 22 and 29 are traffic lights! Exit 22 was redesigned a few years ago, why more changes? And exit 29 is fine, it just needs traffic lights to help motorists get into and out of traffic. Relocate Morven Road without affecting the on-ramp to I75. Stop wasting money!

Glad SPLOST VII passed; sorry the library on Woodrow Wilson won’t be replaced or upgraded. I could cry every time I walk through the door and see the sorry state it’s in. The staff is the best; always polite and helpful and shouldn’t have to work in such an unhealthy, moldy environment. Not a good advertisement for prospective businesses looking around what Valdosta has to offer. A disgrace really.

We desperately need a stop light at the intersection of Loch Laurel Road and 376 in Lake Park. Tremendous traffic flow with big trucks and cars, all speeding through it. More than once I have carefully looked both ways, pulled out to turn left towards the business section and then nearly gotten clobbered by some clown doing 60 or more coming from Clyattville. What would it take?!

The lights on the corner of College Street and Patterson Street are ridiculous. I have to be to work at 5 a.m. No one is on the road at that time and it is too dangerous to stop at those lights at this time.  It should be a flashing light. Why are we stopping there? It is too dangerous.

Leon County, Fla., opened a natural gas station. Each of the school buses will save about $10,000 per year, and they are converting many of their other vehicles. The cool thing about Leon’s natural gas station is that it is also for commercial use, so the public can use it too.

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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.

    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

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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

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