Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 11, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

-- — Unless you have used the bridge over Oak Street, you don't realize how steep it is. I never used it in the mid-1970's when I was at VSU. Give the students some slack. I couldn't care less about their jaywalking.

I am happy to have my job with Smith Northview Hospital. However, why should employees suffer for poor financial management from administration? We never asked to be bought by SGMC, who apparently should have kept that money to run their own hospital instead of purchasing Smith and Berrien.

I bet the same people  complaining about SGMC's benefit changes are the same ones who voted for Obama and once supported Obamacare. Also, healthcare wouldn't cost so much if we didn't have to pay in for people who pay nothing at all!

I was going to complain about my employer, but then I chose to be thankful I still had a job.

Does anyone know who and why someone is placing round blue or white or red stickers on privately-owned residential mailboxes and what they mean? Maybe I didn't get the memo. I removed the ones on my mailbox (I decorate and accent my own mailbox!) but then they mysteriously appeared again days later. What's going on?

No more SPLOST. No more tax increase. Sell the city-owned 5 Points Center. Sell all of the Vallotton property the city purchased. Stop building new courthouses. Stay in Valdosta to do your work. And so it goes.

Why on Earth would a sixth- grade homeroom teacher at Pine Grove Middle tell her students that she "might not stand during the Pledge of Allegiance to America" because of "her beliefs?”  I served in the military for this country, fought for it. I would rather she have just kept her opinions and beliefs to herself.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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