Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 3, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

-- — I would kindly ask the person writing the Rant and Rave comparing President Obama's speech to Hitler to please consider reading history. There is a substantial difference between someone trying to make life equal for all Americans by putting more money in their wallets from a man who committed mass genocide against people of another religion and gave their personal possessions to his allies. No one who has ever spoken out against Obama has disappeared to never be seen again nor had their assets seized.

If you will notice, some of the litter along our once beautiful roadways is actually household garbage bags, some of which are split open from traffic hitting them and wild animals plundering. How can this be? It's futile for citizens to pick this mess up because the job is unending. I know because I've tried. What do we do?

Good ‘ol Valdosta’ pushing the panic button? The ‘panic button’ was not pushed in Atlanta and how did that work out? Thank you Valdosta for being ‘safe’ rather than ‘sorry’ as Atlanta was during the storm.

I sure hope the city is making the developer put in a left turn lane on Jerry Jones near Gornto or it is going to be a mess backing traffic up to the intersection. Come on developers do what is right before there is a problem.

How much longer is the 5 mil “Valdosta Downtown Tax” going to last? I just posted one of my property tax bills to my Ledger Card. I had a $2,200 bill and the portion paid to “Valdosta Downtown Tax” was $306 and $62 to the Industrial Authority. Let's defund both of these wasteful operations!

Thanks to the lady who found my cell phone in Sam’s on Saturday and returned it to me. God bless you!

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  • Rants & Raves

    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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