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Rant & Raves

December 11, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

I think it is a great idea that everyone not carrying health insurance pays a penalty. They get real sick, taxpayers have to foot the bill anyway. Now there is a little money being put in the kitty. Who gets all that money from "raised" premiums? Great time to be in the health insurance business! Raise premiums, cancel policies of sick people, nothing new about all that, except now they get to blame it all on “Obamacare.”

Special thank you to Jerry at Sew and Go for his assistance on the light show in Madison, Florida. You help has made it a bright year for all that watch it.

The tree lighting at the Lake Park library was wonderful. Thank you Chamber.

The new restaurant in Echols Corbetts Country Corner has great food and a happy bunch working there. Keep up the good work.

The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra is not only a cultural gift to our community but its members are also the most generous musicians. The VSO played accompaniment for the excellent "Nutcracker" performance. The orchestra's conductor and members excelled under unbelievably crowded conditions in the orchestra pit at Mathis. Not a murmur of complaint or discomfort was heard. The VSO deserves all our respect, thanks and support.

A big applause for the ladies of the garden clubs who have decorated The Crescent Garden Center so beautifully. The third floor ballroom has been transformed into a special remembrance of WW II vets. A trip in time with various Christmas themes in all the rooms is a great way to spend an afternoon. Donations help to maintain this century old mansion.

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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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