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January 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

-- — People, please. If you're going to use social media, please learn some basic etiquette. After the horrible car accident tonight, people were putting names and graphic details online within a matter of a couple of hours. Please keep in mind that family members haven't always been notified when you go putting information all over social media. In addition, people don't need those graphic details to be the first that they find out about the death of their loved ones. I would say to talk with your teenagers about this, but there were grown adults doing the same thing. My condolences to the families affected.

Responsible pet owners keep their pets out of their neighbor's yard. If you are not going to take care of them, don't get them. If I wanted poop in my yard, I'd get a dog or cat.

I think the new company that is going to get all the business of trash pickup has some good connections. Someone needs to look into this more for the public.

The Republicans need to understand that we will not forget that they preferred to allow taxes to be raised on everyone rather than just the rich. Tell me that the Republican Party does not stand for the elitists.

I wonder how many of the people who complain about the “War on Christmas” have already taken down their tree and decorations before the end of Christmas.

Our Congress, all the way up to the president, are a disgrace.

I have never been a flag waver. The flag is misused by politicians. However, I certainly root for our men and women in uniform, as well as our first responders and teachers.

Please tell me why Allgreen has still not refunded payments for trash services after they snatched up all their cans in Lowndes County on Nov 1 with no notice to their customers. I have been told numerous times that the checks are going out “tomorrow,” but I still haven't received them. Two months later, it's time to get someone else involved to get these people to do the right thing!

With the U.S. trillions in debt and paying billions in interest, why do we still send foreign aid to countries like Palestine, Iran and Syria? They can't hate us anymore than they already do and you can't buy true friends.

God bless Jack and Nellie Schelly for the work they do in rescuing little dogs. God will reward you in heaven.

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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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