Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

-- — So let me get this straight: every year we get to listen about how we are in need of a SPLOST tax implement. These SPLOST people are like spoiled children who never leave home because Mommy and Daddy pay their way through life when they should’ve said no.

Does Brooks County not have their own rant & rave? I get tired of reading their complaints.

I am so sick of all the racist Obama rants. I vote for SPLOST. I work for a living but cannot afford healthcare, now I can. Do I not deserve to go to the doctor? So take your anti-Splost, anti-human being, tea party loving ignorance, and let the rest of us try to make a better world where people matter more than your opinions.

Perhaps the ranter talking about the word “fact” should read it in the dictionary. But let me save you the trouble, since your education level is obviously not up to par. According to Webster’s, a “fact” is “the quality of being actual, something that exists or occurs”. So, we waste a lot in local government, and I know this for a fact, voting no on SPLOST. Questions?

Everyone is constantly ranting about their favorite restaurants not coming to Valdosta. Enough already! How about a Fresh Market? The abandoned property at Five Points would be a great use for this. Let’s try to improve our health. One more buffet is not what is needed. Wake up people!!

As large and spacious as South Georgia Medical Center is, you would think that there is a more appropriate place to conduct interviews than in the Spice of Life (hospital snack bar) where employees and patients can listen in on the interview.

I certainly haven’t agreed with all the projects funded by SPLOST; however, it makes common sense that everyone living in and traveling through our county share the cost of all the projects that still need to be completed. There are over 12,000 VSU students enrolled, and they also spend a lot of money here. I also don’t relish the thought of our property taxes going up.

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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

  • 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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