Valdosta Daily Times

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June 7, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, June 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Had a great time at the Wild Adventures Splash Island water park over the weekend. The lifeguards were doing a great job looking out for everyone, but ended up having to spend a lot of time watching one particular unsupervised child who appeared to be no older than 4 years old. It’s scary to think of what could have happened to that child due to his parents not adequately supervising him.

Please don’t go to any animal circuses. Trainers abuse the animals. Mistreatment has been caught on film, recorded by the USDA and admitted by ex-trainers in court. Feeling bad for the animals and going to the festivities anyway, will not help them at all.  

Small businesses have no chance of success in Valdosta due to the extremely high rental rates of buildings. It is sad to see that the “fat cats” that have so much money can’t seem to get enough. Land in Lowndes County is outrageous and it’s all because of greed.

To the speedster on Bemiss, speed limits are put in place based on traffic studies and are there for a reason. Also, the person in the left lane probably is there planning to make a left turn. Slower traffic keep right is a law that applies to limited access to freeways.

Graduation yelling just shows how some people have no class.

Comparing cable and trash bills is not fair. You can pick your television or satellite company but you can’t pick your trash company! And if your TV bill is too high, you can get rid of it.

If your TV bill is too high, find another company. If your trash bill is too high, well, sorry.

I just want to take a minute of my day to say thank you and God bless you to all of our men and women in Valdosta that put their safety and lives on the line to keep us safe! All firefighters and police officers, may you be safe in everything you do!

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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