Valdosta Daily Times

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December 21, 2012

Rant & Raves for Friday, December 21, 2012

VALDOSTA — To the person complaining about having to wait 20 minutes for the motorcycle toy drive, unless you have a medical emergency, what is 20 minutes out of your day? You should have  spent that time to reflect how fortunate and how blessed you are  to be able to provide for your family and thankful for others who are willing to give to others unselfishly.

Neither alcohol nor cars were designed for the express purpose of killing. I am sick of the tired “guns don’t kill, people do.” Those people have much too easy access to guns and that’s what they use to kill.

You’d never find me on a motorcycle, but the toy runners are heroes. Quit griping about waiting 20 minutes.

The toy riders are great givers. I cannot believe anyone complained about them. Stay by the mall next year, and you be troubled, Scrooge!

I believe in the right to bear arms but that doesn’t mean the right to have unfettered access to all types of weapons and ammunition and magazines.

As a parent of Echols County Schools, I was very thankful to see Tim Ragan and Tony Hudson in front of the elementary school the week after the Sandy Hook tragedy. It was comforting to me and my family.

I wouldn’t say I loved “Lincoln” but as I did pay attention, I realized that the parties were pretty much opposite back then. I even whispered to my spouse, “I thought it was the Republicans (in my head, thinking ‘the South’ because that’s how it is now, not across the board but generally speaking) that wanted slavery. Only cost me about $30 to learn it. The movies are crazy expensive now!

I would like to send a big rave and a warm Happy Holidays and God bless to Amy Tyler at the Georgia Department of Labor. While it seems most people at the DOL are mechanical, Amy Tyler is a caring and encouraging employee, who understands sometimes bad fortune happens to good people. Each time I have encountered her, she has always been pleasant while being realistic.

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    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    April 23, 2014

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    April 20, 2014

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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

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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.

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