Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 6, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, March 6, 2014

VALDOSTA — When the Georgia Bridgemen went to Chicago last year, it cost $1,200 and 300-plus students participated. When they went to Pasadena in 2006, they took 300-plus students at a cost of $1,600. Now they’re going to Hawaii for $2,000 and have 300-plus signed up to go! For the record, the band has never taken a trip where all the students have participated. So why not applaud the staff and administration for continuing to provide the students with experiences they would never receive if it wasn’t for the Georgia Bridgemen.

When someone calls 911, there is an emergency at their house. It is not the time to come be nosy and get in the way. Call them later!

No one said you had to do all the fundraising. Do you not have a child in the band? If he or she is 16, why can’t he get a job and that money go towards it? If he wants to go bad enough, he’ll park the car more and spend less on gas, go to the movies or shopping less. Put birthday, Christmas, spending money towards the trip instead. There are ways; people just want to make things difficult and complain about something.

Build a new dollar theater? Sure, if you can get a 100-year loan because that is how long it would take to pay for it. Stick with video on demand, Netflix, or Red Box.

The Williams Street project was not about beautification at all. It had one purpose only: preventing curbside parking.

Who thought it to be wise to start construction on River Street while it is a detour road for the Highway 84 overpass being built?

A dollar theater is a private business just like restaurants. Why is it that people think these businesses just pop up like magic? If you want a dollar theater, shell out the half-million to build it and get a return on your investment, one dollar at a time. Maybe by the time you are 150 years old, you will break even!

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  • 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

  • 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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