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January 22, 2013

Rant & Raves for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — To the person who told me to "save my tears" for the homeless lady, I teared up at the Christianity I saw that day, not feeling sorry for the homeless lady. And yes, she probably does make more than I do in a day- I am a teacher after all!

Comment about the wheelchair riding on the road, is this any different than the golf cart driving in the neighborhoods? That shouldn't be allowed either. Especially when it is young kids driving them all over the street and right through the stop signs. Hmmm...bless their hearts.

I have to agree about the wheelchairs being used as a means of transportation. This is a very dangerous situation.  I have seen several almost get hit. Why won’t law enforcement do something about it? They are not street legal.

To the parents of the VHS girl in the mini cooper...make her leave earlier or take her phone. She almost killed herself when running a red light at a high rate of speed Friday morning. She would've been killed if I hadn't seen her first!

Thank you to Lashetha Brown who works at McDonald’s on S. Patterson  St. I ordered a sandwich, got to the window and my purse was missing, counted up some loose change which was not enough and this lady put the rest in. Thank you so much!

I guarantee the “homeless” people don't feel humbled or humiliated at all. Why don't we try it? Because most of us aren't liars and scammers. Last time I got scammed, it was by a guy who professed his and his wife's Christianity.

At the University of Illinois about 20 years ago, the student paper interviewed one of the well known “homeless” men that was always on campus. He admitted to making about $60,000 “tax free” from his begging. There may be a few who truly need help, but I won't give panhandlers a dime.

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    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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