Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 29, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, November 29, 2012

VALDOSTA — Winnersville — Let’s show how much we appreciate the Blazers consistently bringing national recognition to our community. Fill the stadium on Saturday at 12 p.m. for the quarterfinal game of the NCAA national championship. Go Blazers!

Actually as anyone who has taken a defensive driving class can tell you, if you cannot leave the intersection safely before the light changes you should not enter it.

I make 60,000 a year, pay for my own health insurance, work for a business that has been in an upswing over the past four years, and voted for Obama. When will people realize that there are views that may differ from their own. Just because you don’t agree with them doesn’t make them wrong; just makes you look silly.

While the food bank intends to help the ones in need, it’s more often than not helping those who want something for nothing. It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for scavengers to take freebies. Also, the food banks put churches in charge of handing out food to the ones who they want to receive it. Yes , I said “want,” cause if you’re not a member or someone they may not like, you will receive little to no food. The food bank should be the one in charge.

I almost got a ticket once from waiting in the intersection for traffic to pass on a green light. I was told by the policeman, it was illegal.

Fans of Brooks County would like to give thanks for the reporting of the Trojans football team by Christian Malone. He is fair and gave them the praise they deserve. Thanks Christian. You are number one! We appreciate you!

Now the Democrats are blaming NOAA (the weather channel) because of the flooding with Sandy and the people’s lack of preparedness! Have they never heard of “flood insurance”? Probably not. It’s a government program they have to pay for. And here all along I thought it was Bush’s fault.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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