Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 24, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 24, 2013

VALDOSTA — Almost all that stand begging by the road or stores are not homeless or in need of money as you think. You can witness the same ones using handouts for cigarettes, beer, etc., in nearby stores. Some of them even car pool and brag how much they make every day.

I hate being forced to use a garbage pickup company with no other choices. That is no different than communism. Connections in the business world gets you everywhere.

When you notified us to let us know that you will collect garbage on Monday, Jan. 21, you should have  also stated that you will not collect the recycled blue boxes. Nobody had their recycled boxes emptied when they picked up the trash on Monday, Jan. 21.

Do your homework, people. Every president ever elected in the United States has written at least one executive order. As for Obama writing more than others, he’s actually on par with George W. Bush’s rate.

So it’s fair to say we have a president that feels that those that have never finished school, worked a job, been a productive member of society deserve to live the same way I do by justifying social welfare programs. How sick is that?

The same party yelling about the President taking away their guns is the one that tried to deny minorities and the poor their voting rights in 2012.

Is it all right to run a red light when it does not change for more than two minutes? I have never seen red lights that you have to “trick” in order for them to turn green. Come on, city workers!

I don’t “hide” behind the Constitution. I believe in it and think the government should follow it. There are legal ways to make amendments to it no matter what you believe.

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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

  • 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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