Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 6, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 7, 2014

-- — Fire Department and emergency rescue budgets everywhere are getting a little out of hand. If you look at the number of structures that burn down, and compare it to the Fire Department budget; it would be cheaper to just pay to rebuild those couple of houses, and insurance pays for that anyway.

From reading the rants and raves, having a child in the LHS Bridgeman is for the elite and wealthy.

NIMBY, all the people who attended the SABAL Trail meeting, I am so glad they are driving an electric car, live in a house powered by sun or wind. These people are being led by "so called environmental" experts. How many are calling DOT and complaining about the thousands of railroad cars coming through Valdosta every day loaded with propane, oil, etc. even worse? Not in my backyard, but yours.

Beware of cardiologists’ offices (and others) that don't get your surgery pre-approved from your insurance company! The patient is then stuck with the entire bill that costs thousands, even though you have insurance that would have paid for it. It's incredible this goes on, but it happened to me regarding my heart procedure.

Let me help educate you, there is a very big difference between a concealed lethal firearm and an automobile. The purpose of the automobile is to transport human beings from Point A to Point B. A concealed weapon (loaded of course) has a much different design, purpose and intent (muzzle velocity, accuracy, capacity, balance, reliability, etc). When used correctly, an automobile moves, a concealed handgun kills, maims, and wounds.

“The sky is falling”, shouted Chicken Little. Man is producing too much C02, the earth is getting hotter, polar ice melting, there will be global flooding, shouted the flat earth politicians. There are no scientific facts supporting this calamity, only computer models. CO2 has a tiny effect on the green-house effect compared to clouds and water vapor in the air called humidity. Al Gore and Obama are living examples of “political science” or politicians inventing a problem a tax will solve.

I agree Williams Street was the prettiest street in Valdosta. It will be well worth it to redo that street. It is now horrible.

I would  love to congratulate Triangle Furniture on North Valdosta Road for great service I received in purchasing a sectional. I really appreciate Pat and Carly. Thanks for having great customer service.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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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