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March 20, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, March 20, 2014

VALDOSTA — Please don't punish an innocent dog for your neighbor's negligence. It may be wiser to call the police as I'm sure the owner is breaking at least one law by not having his dog on a leash. There is no need to send another helpless dog to the shelter.

I totally agree with the article in the Sunday Business section. I, too, have experienced the same problem at a chain pharmacy here in town. They make it nearly impossible to obtain an over-the-counter allergy relief medicine. If you are not a customer, then you can't get the medicine. You might as well just suffer with your allergies or spend a chunk of your paycheck going to the Dr. to get a prescription. I won't be back either!

Who is in charge of the traffic lights in this town? Some are red for over 2 minutes and stay green for barely 15 seconds. Left turn lanes at intersections where few cars even turn and at the busiest intersections in the city, the left turn arrows do not exist and you have to sit through 2 light changes in order to even make a turn. Mr. City Manager, you need to look into this matter. Valdosta is one of the worst traffic flowing cities I visit and most are much larger cities with more cars.

Are we to become like Florida, where the old man used his carry permit to shoot a man texting in the movie theater? This is just a glimpse of what is to come. If you want 1,000 extra police officers, go to the academy and do it correctly, or join the border patrol, to do something really useful. What is not needed is a bunch of senior cowboys, judging who is bad by how they look or the music they listen to.

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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

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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

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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

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