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June 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 4, 2013

-- — Welcome to Lowndes County, where we don't want to have one school system, just one company for trash.

I agree with the comment about that lady in the Walmart parking lot. She was so out of line. The first time she came up, being a caring person, I actually felt bad because I had no money to give her. Then she got further into her story and it felt a little off. A week later when she came up to my family and I with the same story, I really felt sick. There I was, going to help her out, when my family has to count every item going into the buggy. I hope she reads this and is ashamed.

Too soon? The President would have been criticized for "waiting too long" if he had waited to go to Oklahoma. You aren't going to praise anything he does!

The agreement with Advanced, was for us to put our trash by the road very early Friday mornings for pickup. It was not picked up until late Saturday evening!! Get it on time as promised or get out of business, since you are trying to make the small man get out.

Teabag Republican government haters unite - the SR 31 bridge over the Withlacoochee will be built with 80 percent federal money. Get the government out of your lives, use the old bridge until it collapses.

Can't believe "grown ups" would move out of a rental house and leave trash all over the front yard like a landfill. Then other "grown ups" come by and sift through the trash like buzzards. Have we all gone crazy?

Glass and plastic bits from accidents are a problem in most states. The P.D. and F.D. are here not tasked with cleanup as they need to return to duty once the area is cleared. Tow truck drivers also will not sweep up glass as it may be seen as a dangerous job. Why not start a volunteer system?


Here we go again talking about the Bemiss Road "speedsters." Again I ask, What does it take out of your day to move over to the right lane to allow someone to pass you? If you insist on doing exactly the speed limit in the left lane you are the one causing a safety hazard by backing up traffic and causing drivers to become angry. I do 55 and move over for those coming up behind me and it takes nothing out of my day.

Valdosta Middle School Track has four  water fountains and none of them are operational. Maybe if they were repaired, there would be fewer water bottles littering the parking lot and benches.

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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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