Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

-- — Spitting tobacco and other nasty habits are the result of poor upbringing by the parents. If the adults in the family don’t care or correct the bad behavior, then why should the kids change those kinds of habits? It all starts at home, folks.

Having to pay for maternity benefits through Obamacare when one doesn’t need it. Yeah, that’s a real good sign of an improved health-care plan and/or system. Obamacare is somehow supposed to be the next best thing, huh? Time to do some rethinking on the subject.

I’m getting fed up with the Lowndes County School System! They continue to disrespect teachers. We have more students in our classes and are still furloughed. This is ridiculous.

I don’t understand why the stores want to open on Thanksgiving. Black Friday means Friday shopping and Thanksgiving to spend with your family. I wish people in Valdosta would boycott this so maybe they will go back to Friday. I have been shopping on Black Friday for 20 years, but I refused to give up my family time this year.

So you get your news from the network that predicted a Romney landslide?

If your husband’s insurance is truly that much and he doesn’t make more than 110K a year, then you are due subsidies. The insurance company is gouging you and it has to do with Obamacare.

Yes, we do need a traffic signal at Connell and Bemiss. What we also need is a traffic-management system that promotes good traffic flow, not the dysfunctional mess we have now.

Now we need to post a billboard on the interstate thanking visitors and vacationers for their 52 percent support in paying for Valdosta’s wastewater treatment plant under SPLOST VII.

The Northridge fence on Bemiss Road is a disgrace. It needs to be repaired  or torn down.

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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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