Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 6, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

-- — My challenge to the Valdosta community and the VDT is to identify a South Georgia community who has been more successful than Valdosta with industrial recruitment over the past five years. Albany? Moultrie? Thomasville? Tifton? Waycross? The Authority has announced significant projects including Martins, Home Depot, Smith Drugs, Steeda, John Deere Water Technologies. Get informed!

To the person who was in the Social Security office and saw all those scam artists scamming Social Security, I don’t care; I’m rich, live off of investments, do not have to pay any Social Security tax. Why do you think we put all the “disability” stuff on Social Security instead of on welfare? So you and the working stiffs would have to pay it, and not me. Quit complaining, life is good, taxes are too high on rich people.

Do they actually pay someone to pick up all the cigarette butts at SGMC? Looks like they need to go smoke-free.

Please repair the railroad tracks by Perimeter and Highway 84 East intersection. It is horrible.

What happened to Wednesday's Times being only Raves?

The GOP seems to be getting kookier, crankier, and more extreme in its old age. You can’t impeach President Obama on perjury charges because he made a promise about a health-care plan which was not fulfilled. They seem to be falling back to the early 1950s with “Tail Gunner Joe” at the helm. Be scared, be very scared.

Can someone please explain to me why many Republicans want a new war in Syria? Our troops are too valuable to waste in such places.

The Christian Right takes issue with the concept of climate change. They understand the role of man is to subjugate and dominate the planet and all other life forms. Pollution, destruction, and extinction to them is a sign of progress and blessing. They are wrong, dead wrong.

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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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