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Rant & Raves

January 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

-- — To those comparing Obama’s executive orders to George Bush, they both are serving or have served two terms and Obama is on course to break Bush’s numbers. Also Bush was an idiot so I guess, at this point, Obama is a lesser idiot.

A garbage franchise is not communism. When garbage companies bid for a franchise, your prices inevitably go down, and it saves from having two or three companies’ trucks out and about. Waste Management had a franchise for all the towns where I moved from and no one ever mentioned the word communism or minded coming into the 21st century and having their trash picked up.

Do you want to know how to get rid of a longtime, loyal employee? This is a rant for those who would “retire” an employee by not giving a paycheck and advising him that he’s finished. There’s no employer loyalty. It’s business as usual. Blood is thicker than water, after all. I know you won’t print this because the people involved may see it! Have a great day, ya’ll.

A big Hooray for Bill Holt and his LMS and LHS chess team. They brought home trophies from the Golden Isles Chess Tournament for the third time. These kids are awesome, smart, and talented and deserve recognition for their accomplishments playing competitive chess. Way to go kids!

The Senate and House committee hearings held on January 23 to ask Secretary Clinton questions about the catastrophe and cover-up in Benghazi just before the November election reminded me of a hog wallow event. It seems everyone present enjoyed the mud that has been spread over a tragic event and few desire to clean it up with the truth.

You have a choice for garbage pick-up in Lowndes County. It’s Deep South Sanitation and their number is 559-0200. We called and talked with the owner and were impressed with his honesty and decided to go with them and support local business instead of a large company. They are not doing recycling yet but, I understand that if they get enough requests for recycling bins they will start that as well.

The issue with executive orders is not that they are being made — that has always been the case. The issue is that this president is intentionally trying to use them to circumvent Congress’ constitutionally delegated authority. That is the essence of a wannabe dictator.

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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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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