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March 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 15, 2013

-- — Finally we know the long list of terrible sewage problems ignored by some Valdosta city officials for many years. Shame on those in the City Council who “applauded” ignorance and cynicism. Do not blame “an act of God” for your own outrageous incompetence resulting in poisoning of people and God’s natural creation.

I wonder how long it will be before people start blaming God for all the rain. Yes, the flooding caused a mess, but if people would work together instead of blaming everything the city does or does not do, it is not going to fix the problems. Maybe it’s time to have a community meeting. What has happened, has happened. Put your heads and hearts together to find a solution.

Rave to the people who are raising their voices against the sewage spill. We need to keep up the pressure so the city acts responsibility and this does not happen again!

To the ranter discussing guns on campus. The best way to keep gun violence off campus is to keep gun-toting, uneducated rednecks like yourself off them. I’d rather be a smart, educated liberal than a dumb redneck any day. Liberalism is based on ideas of openness and tolerance and conservatism on ideas of fear of change.

Well instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the useless park next to the employment office, you should have put that money to some actual good use. Unless you are using that fountain for quality water supply?

Raves for the Holiday Inn on West Hill Avenue! Our retired teachers group meets there every second Monday, and the staff treats us so well.

Some of us want and deserve to know why our elected officials in this state are so quick to vote to blanket everywhere with concealed weapons. Respectfully asked, if this will solve the gun violence problems, isn’t it incumbent upon us to inquire “how” and be given straight talk back?

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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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