Valdosta Daily Times

January 16, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Valdosta could really use a natural health food grocer!

If you would like to know what an Industrial Authority or similar groups do for a community, I recommend the book “Free Lunch” by David Johnston. Ever wonder why taxpayers pay for the FAA, air traffic controllers, airport construction and airport security? It’s simple; so the airlines don’t have to pay. Works well for the airlines. We are talking about “big food stamps.”

I would just like to thank everyone who helped my daughter and I after we got into an accident on Park Avenue in November especially an EMT named Angie who stayed with me until they got me out of my vehicle. Thank you all and God bless.

I wonder why Headstart can’t keep kids on their list for the upcoming year? Is it because Headstart is coming to the  end of their road?

Congratulations to the Valdosta High School debate team for their performance at the Jimmy Carter Invitational. You make us proud here in Valdosta.

A big thank you  to County Commissioner Crawford Powell for raising the speed limit back to 55 miles per hour except when the lights are flashing. Way to go.

An older beggar set up his begging business on the corner of Murray Road and Oak Street Extension. At the end of his business day, he left his litter. The cops know it’s him. Ticket him. Fine him. Give him a pink hi-vis GLITTERER vest and have him pick up the endless massive amounts of litter on the roadsides surrounding Walmart for a week.

I took two people; one who believed in global warming and one who did not believe. I had them each argue with a pine tree about the matter for 30 minutes; then I had them argue with each other for 30 minutes. At the end of the hour, they were mad at each other, neither had changed their mind, but neither of them was mad at the pine tree. Be a pine tree, just sit there and listen to the dummies argue. No one will be mad at you.