Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

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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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

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