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Rant & Raves

April 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 19, 2013

-- — Whatever happened to the rule of “you talk, you walk?” Medical offices and hospitals should reinforce this strictly as it used to be. Signing a privacy act paper is a big joke.

Let's see if I've got this straight. City has $304 million in the bank. They owe $69 million. That leaves $235 million in the bank. Not enough to build $90 million new plant. Must be that New Math. Must get loan and pay interest. Plus, if SPLOST doesn't pass in Nov., then raise property taxes 50 percent for this year, that works!

Coach McPherson, can you please schedule better non-region games? It can be done. There are plenty of quality teams that would love a chance to play Lowndes.

With the Chamber getting into so much that it has no business getting into, I wonder how many of their board members are getting to have input into these things. As a former board member, my guess is that it is made only to look like they are the ones backing it.

The Mayor’s 4.4 to 1 ratio might be great in business but unless the City plans on selling off their infrastructure it is meaningless. Since the City is big on Plan B's, how about setting up an Adopt a Sewer Line program? I am sure all the civic clubs will jump in to help out.

There are none so blind as those who will not see. If you cannot see the compassion and caring in President Obama, it is only because you don't want to see it. He has gone to the people that are hurting, he has offered much compassion and prayers. He has tried so hard to get Congress to pass some meaningful gun legislation, to keep our people safe. I have seen nothing but compassion and kindness from him, even in the face of adversity.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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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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