Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 4, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — People need to quit judging people and look at themselves. That’s all you need to worry about.

You’re really complaining about not being waved to?

I am seeing couches, love seats and other furniture sitting on the side of the road in Lowndes County much more frequently in the past few months. Who do we thank for this?

Valdosta is one of the most expensive places to live in Georgia and one of the poorest places to live in the nation. Perhaps it’s time for a change in local leadership.

Punishing someone for using an inappropriate racial term in the past does not allow for a person to change. How many popular movies concerning race have featured this theme? “Red Tails,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Men of Honor,” “The Defiant Ones,” “The Dirty Dozen,” etc. We, as a society, should encourage change and progress, not punish it.

Does Lake Park have a city marshal, and is there an ordinance regarding poorly kept houses and yards? Something needs to be done. These places are degrading to other property owners. I thought at one time there was going to be some type of clean up for these areas.

Let’s see, the party that introduced legislation in 1999 to repeal the Depression-era Glass-Steagall banking act, which then led to this worldwide recession, still believe that illegal vegetable pickers working 14 hours a day caused the worldwide recession?

First the mill owners promised a restored mill, then to at least make a nice park around the water tower and smokestack. Now they plan to leave just the tower and only “for the time being.” Empty promises are all we will be left with when it’s done.

Are the mill owners ever going to actually clean up the property or just strip it of all valuables to sell and let it sit again?

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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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