Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 6, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, June 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Anyone who is interested in American music should visit the Smithsonian exhibit in Nashville. Numerous events are being held this month related to this event. Also, there is an outstanding exhibit of local musicians whose roots are in Berrien County. I have been several times and plan to attend other events.

Congratulations to A Time To Dance Performing Arts Studio on "Dance Around The World." It was an incredible recital. As always, I was amazed and moved by your show. Patricia Nealey, you do an amazing job with our young people, I cannot thank you enough. To all the dancers, you were fantastic!

To the benefit organizers who were getting up the money for the family that was burned out: Asking for at least a $10 donation, I think, really hurt your cause. You should be willing to accept anything that a person can give.

There are several rental houses around mine. The yards look terrible and the houses are in poor repair. I am going to start ranting about the big real estate companies that run these houses, by name.

Mosquitoes in the city are growing fast. But sanitation and cable bills in so-called "Metro Valdosta" are growing even faster!

Rudeness at graduation ceremonies will not stop just by asking. Rude people never respond to polite requests. Degrees at UGA, and probably other universities, are conferred by schools, thus done in groups rather than calling each student's name. A similar plan is the only answer rude people understand.

I like reading the complaints in R&R, but can we stick to complaining about policy and civic problems or needed improvements for businesses and services? The complaints about personal slights and insults are not just boring, they're childish.

I went to the new Waffle House on Baytree. As I  waited for my order, an employee proceeded to reprimand a trainee. I understand having to correct the new employee but why not do so in private? I felt sorry for the employee. I will not be back.

I enjoy the Farm Days downtown Valdosta. I didn’t enjoy asking for the price of everything. Please have it marked.

Sad to say, but I won't attend graduation ceremonies anymore. I'm so irritated at the low rents who feel they need to scream and act up when one of their friends or relatives take the stage. These people wouldn't know decorum if it slapped them in the face.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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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

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