Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 14, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, March 14, 2014

VALDOSTA — Yes, Bi-Lo owns Harvey’s, Winn Dixie and Food Lion and are not closing any stores here. They are converting all three Valdosta Harvey's to Winn Dixie stores instead.

Given this season of those declaring their candidacies for public office, let’s hope those seeking office and those already in office, especially our state representatives, actually make business and industry development their No. 1 priority. No more lip service please. South Georgia is dying. It’s time our reps help bring/attract meaningful new industry and jobs to our area.

How about a little gratitude to our policemen, firefighters and other first responders instead of criticism? Those "big trucks" may one day be responsible for saving your home or your life or the life of your child. I'm sure the mother of that asthmatic child was grateful to see them. They can have all of my tax dollars. I consider it an investment in my safety and security. Or would you rather it went to the Industrial Authority?

A friend of mine was looking for a place to have breakfast this past Saturday morning and we had the most wonderful pancakes, sausage and ham at The Church Street Coffee House  in Hahira. I understand they have an awesome hamburger. If you want a treat, have breakfast there this weekend.

Since our elected officials jumped to Republican to try and make the president a one-term president, they failed and now that midterm election is coming, it’s good to see them bow out gracefully after ruining the country. But they have still stuck it to the taxpayers, we still have to pay for their retirement. Maybe one day, all elected officials will have term limits, taking away the power of the powers to be.

Insurance companies love when you are not approved. It saves them millions throughout the year. The doctor’s office should have to write that off since they did not do their part. They hire office staff for insurance purposes and that is one. Some are responsible and some just like the paycheck. Call and make an appointment with the insurance commissioner.

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  • 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

  • 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

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