Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 19, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — Many, many thanks to the lady working at the jewelry county at Walmart on Norman Dr. She went well beyond the call of duty in helping me get a watch battery replaced.

I wanna give a big thanks to the Valdosta mall security guard when I was trying to shop this past weekend. Thanks to him and the other guards that I was able to move around. There were kids blocking stores standing around doing nothing. They made them move so I could get my stroller around. My real question is to the 13 year olds parents who left them at the mall alone and taught their child to make fun of authority figures and adults.

A big rave to Lowndes  County crews who are cleaning up the Bemiss roads and the median. That is a job. Some  businesses kept it up really well and some let it go. But Lowndes County crews are keeping it looking good.  Thank you

Thank you to Victoria at Winn-Dixie in Lake Park for  being honest. I left my cash back in the automatic check out. She found it, and turned it in. Great employee. Keep her Winn-Dixie.

I can't thank Jeremy at Kohl's enough for his help in buying my husband's suit. I am not able to operate those computers and order on-line, but he took the time and trouble; such patience plus I got to use my Kohl's cash. Best place to shop in town, and absolutely No Exclusions. Yeah!!

I would like to give a huge thank you to Yasmin at the Sanitation Dept. for going out her way to get our junk pile picked up even though we had been waiting almost two weeks to get it picked up. Thank You again!

Praise for Dean Poling's article, "Old Glory", citing the origins of our US flag and Flag Day. This should be required reading in our schools from 5th grade on up. Too many of our young children are clueless as to why they say the pledge of allegiance in the morning at school. This article captures the essence of this solemn (and, yes, patriotic) ritual and how it came to be. Great job, Dean!

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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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    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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