Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 15, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

VALDOSTA — People who have been unemployed for a long time waiting to get a job and pay commensurate with their education or experience needed to adapt to the job market a while ago. If they didn't, they deserve to work at McDonald’s and not get another benefit extension.

Thanks to the extremely nice lady in the white Porsche at Chick-fil-A this morning for paying for my breakfast. I will pay it forward. That just made my day.

What I think every time I hear someone complain about a cable TV bill: you have too much money to waste. Cut cable and watch antenna TV and save $60 per month, which is $720 per year, which is $7,200 every 10 years. Get a life; read a book.

Everyone complaining about Mediacom prices and dropped channels. The mayor, council or city manager could stop this. A few years ago they had Valdosta set to have our own cable but the city manager canceled it saying Mediacom would lower their prices, which they did until the dust settled. Time to start the dust again.

As for the satellite/cable companies raising rates, you should keep in mind that networks want to get paid now, making shows like The Walking Dead not free (or cheap), and the cost for everything has increased (gas, rent, insurance, etc.).

Frustrated because the theater won't return your calls or e-mails? Then just go to the theater during business hours and ask to speak to the manager. It is that simple!

What do you consider an emergency? And how much should Mediacom put on your television? And when will you say it is too much?

To those of you that think it is OK to disregard the rules and walk your dog around a track that has a sign clearly stating ‘No Dogs,’ at least pick up your pet's fecal matter. Also, just a thought, why not take them to the dog park? What happened to common courtesy or respect for others? I would understand if we didn't have a dog park but come on people — it is only a few hundred yards away!

You are right, the students are back and are parking illegally. The people who rent to our students need to tell them not to park in illegal spaces. It does cause difficulties. Thank you for this attention. We are desperately in need of this.

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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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