Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 20, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 21, 2014

-- — This raw sewage problem in Valdosta should be fixed once and for all. City council and any others responsible for our “clean” town should get their crap together.

So Mrs. Obama, the daughters and her mother are on their way to visit China. And no reporters are allowed! Says FLOTUS’s chief of staff, this is a “nonpolitical” trip. If that’s the case, the Obamas need to pay for this trip! Not the taxpayers!

What does a “city marshal” do? Does Lake Park have one? The city streets and residences seem to be going down. I guess all the older people that took pride in the town have passed away. So sad to see the decline in this pretty place.

More raw sewage dumped into our waterways. Nearly 150 years ago smart people discovered that human waste is the cause of many serious and deadly diseases (cholera, typhoid, dysentery). So now it seems some dumb people won’t take the steps necessary to fix this problem.

Yes indeed we need more “card-carrying” citizens willing to supplement the police and blast away at the first sign of law-breaking. This includes playing loud music, texting in a theater, picking your nose, turning right on red, not putting your shopping basket in the proper place at Wal-Mart and not returning library books on time. Madness, sheer and utter madness.

As a parent of a teen who was once ejected from the mall for no reason, I reject the idea of banning all teens. Kick out the rude ones. Fine the parents if it happens again, or arrest the kid. But leave my children alone. My son was never in trouble, but a bully “security” guard banned him.

Agreed. I love this town, but the traffic lights are ridiculous!

Signed up for BCBS of Georgia on the website, wasted 35 minutes of my life while insuring the remainder of it. No issues no problems. First health care in over a decade. Thank you, President Obama.

The man who shot the gentleman for texting in a theatre was a former police officer. “1,000 new police officers” would not help the situation. I have carried a gun legally for many years and have not shot anyone out of anger (I am also what you would call a senior). Less than half of 1 percent of legal firearms carriers commit crimes. Do your research.


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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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