Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 27, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

-- — Privatizing garbage collection has a little to do with the amount of trash on the roadways, but it has more to do with people who simply throw their trash from their moving cars rather than taking it home for disposal. It involves a complete lack of respect for oneself or the community.

Thank you, VDT, for having the courage to say what others don’t want to. We have no new jobs, are losing businesses and the people taking our tax dollars don’t care and keep coming back for more. I think they need to give us our money back.

I read with interest the editorials and comments this week about Valdosta’s poor economy. When the best thing you have going for you is that you convinced an industry to not to move, you’re in trouble. Instead of being mad at the paper, those responsible should be ashamed.

It’s all over SGMC that the doctors are trying to take over and push out the administrators, the Authority and the attorney. They want to run the whole show just like they did at Smith. While the staff gets cut, the doctors keep getting rich and when they don’t get their way, they throw a tantrum and threaten to buy it and fire everybody. Why isn’t the VDT writing about it?

 Years ago when our economy wanted free trade, I knew our economy would not stay afloat. You can’t send manufacturing and agriculture overseas and stimulate our growth here.

I agree that no one should dump trash out on the road. But let’s get serious. The police have better things to do than trace serial numbers on a TV. I hope they do, at least. If they actually did this, people would holler about them not catching dangerous criminals. And anyway, that TV could have been sold five different times since it was originally bought.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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