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Rant & Raves

June 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 10, 2013

-- — I live in Brooks County. A while back, a limb fell at the edge of my yard. I called the road department asking to remove it. I was told they could not help because it was on private property. Later driving down Johnson Short Road, I saw the road department removing limbs from a yard. I have found out the limbs were on private property.

If we work together, we can get a handle on this mosquito problem before all those ranters start complaining about mosquitoes. There are 115,000 of us in Lowndes County. On Friday night, everyone needs to go outside and swat 10 of those nasty little things! We will have eliminated well over a million mosquitos in one night! Don’t be sending in comments if you don’t participate.

If you found my black wallet in a cart outside at the Publix on Perimeter Road, please return the contents. While I really would like my hard-earned money to be returned, if you need it that much, keep the money. But please, return my prayer card, the card from Father John’s memorial, and my pictures. I’ve canceled my debit and credit cards — but those other things can't be replaced.

A donation of $10 was not mandatory, merely suggested, to help these folks out, whose home and automobile were lost in a fire. There was an excellent band playing that night, who were kind enough to donate their time and talent. Yes, maybe you should have gone somewhere else, tightwad.

Why does the county want to monopolize the sanitation detail? Obviously one company cannot handle the business efficiently. Furthermore, do you want to be forced to use services from one company? Or forced to shop at one store? What are the commissioners thinking?

I see nothing wrong with cheering on your child when they are awarded. I would advise proud parents to cuff their mouths and face the sky before cheering to prevent yelling in the ears of the ones that sit in front of you. This is Georgia and we are Southern and proud. I don’t hear all this smack talk about cheering when it comes to football games.

Thanks to the Code Red Lowndes County EMS for warning us of the tropical storm headed our way. It developed quickly and I wasn’t aware, as I had not watched the weather Wednesday evening. Oh, wait. That's right; I didn't get a call. But when there’s a thunderstorm somewhere within a 60-mile radius, I get a dozen calls, but how about when a tropical storm is headed our way?

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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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