Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 5, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

-- — Nowadays, holidays (like Halloween and Christmas) are all about how much you can get instead of looking at the meaning of the holiday. How much candy can I get in one night? How many presents can I get in the morning? People everywhere have lost the true meaning of these holidays. It's so sad.

SPLOST projects can be found on the City of Valdosta's website under the Engineering Department. I'm voting YES because I love the city I live in and have no intentions of moving, so why not see more improvements for the years to come and for my future generations?

If you miss going to Shorty's Steakhouse you should try The Lighthouse Grill in Ray City. Their food and service is wonderful.

A big rave to the family in KingsGate subdivision. You put on a Great Haunted yard. Scared a lot of kids I am sure. However, the zombies in the road were dangerous. Looking forward to next Halloween!!!

People, if you are going to be playing loud music in your house all night, at least have the decency to close your windows.

Can someone explain why Berrien County with only 20-something football players needs nine coaches plus other personnel on the sidelines every Friday night? Couldn't that money be put to better use?

Speaking of trash collection, our trashmen took one of our pumpkins and left it on the ground. Three weeks ago, they smashed the lid on the can and cracked it. Two weeks ago, they broke it off the hinge and took it with them.

With all going on with the East Coast and storm victims, I don't see why the election is not delayed. You have the victims, workers, volunteers, and many other people who the last thing on their minds are the elections. This says to me that either candidate could care less about your vote in reality. I say there's room there for a recount later.

I live in Foxborough, and every year I am shocked and disappointed by the number of rude trick-or-treaters and their inconsiderate parents. You drive over grass, park in the middle of the road, send your young kids around unsupervised, and leave tons of trash in my neighborhood. Meanwhile, you get to go back to your own house and not worry about the cleanup. How about staying around your own house next year?

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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

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    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

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    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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