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January 3, 2014

Rants & Raves

Friday, January 3, 2014

VALDOSTA — You can't place speed bumps down a road where the speed limit is 45 or 55. The city would be paying to have everyone’s cars fixed. Speed bumps are made for places like school driveways or to warn that a stop sign is approaching.

Do we need a lesson in yield signs again? When you're making a right or left-hand turn and you have a yield sign, you must slow down and look if someone is coming in from the other direction. When I'm making a left-hand turn into Walmart on Norman Drive and you're making a right-hand turn, you must yield to me. Likewise, if you're leaving Walmart, you must stop to see if people are turning in. You have a stop sign that means you must stop before proceeding. People turning in from Norman Drive don’t have a stop sign because they would get rear-ended by the next person turning.

Why doesn't everyone just worry about their own family and leave others’ alone? My child is in very good physical shape. He spends time playing video games but also spends time playing outside. And, yes, he even goes outside when it's cold. Come on, people. Research. You don't get sick from going outside when it's cold anymore than you get a cold from going to bed with your hair wet.

Colds are caused by infection not from cold weather. You get germs from other people who sneeze or cough in your face or transmit germs with their hands to objects that you touch. Catching a cold by being outside is just an old wives tale.

Oh my goodness. To the ranter responding to another "ranter" that said 364 days until Christmas and some people already have lights up: It is called a joke. They were not downing people for still having their lights up. Come on, it's silly someone even had to bring that to your attention.

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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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.

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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

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    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

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