Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 24, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VALDOSTA — After looking at the ballot, SPLOST VII appears to be a Special Local Option Sales Tax in search of a purpose.

I was at a restaurant where a child started screaming and pitching a fit, when some young people at a nearby table picked up their silverware and started pounding on the table, chanting, “Quiet, quiet, quiet...” People started laughing and applauding, and sure enough, it worked. They left and we all enjoyed our dinner.

It’s your right. It’s a free country. Call the police on the pregnant woman. Afterwards, maybe they tell you to get a life of your own! Nothing worse than a self-righteous do-gooder.

I love the new parking deck at SGMC. Why can’t I find a space on the second level where the main entrance is? The bottom floor has always been empty. Make them folks park down there.

I see medical staff at SGMC wearing “sterile” scrubs, shoe covers, hats, and the like outside! And then they walk right back into the operating room! Sterile? Don’t think so. Probably a law against that.

The incompetence of the Obama administration is the result of a president being elected based on his race rather than his resume.

The vast majority of readers have no idea what the rants about a “bus tour” of a neighborhood are about.

It must be nice for you rich folks to pull your kids out and abandon the middle and lower class kids, then send in rants criticizing the schools you left. Good example.

Please research the ramifications if the charter school amendment passes. The wording on the ballot is meant to mislead voters.

We need better coaching staff for sixth graders at Lowndes Middle School. My son was at every practice, and come game day, only played one or two plays. It’s not about the coaches. It’s about the kids. How are they going to learn if they don’t get to play.

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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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