Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

- — Your power rates go up because you do not pay any attention to who is elected to the Public Service Commission. They set the power rates, allow rate hikes, and set policy. If you elect someone who favors big power companies, your rates are probably going to go up. It is kind of an ignored state-wide office, with a lot of repercussions for citizens.

There is a local fish market where I frequently buy fish, with my money that I worked hard for. I see people walk in talking on an iPhone, buy crab legs, one of the most expensive items in the market with an EBT card (food stamps). $100 for crab legs when the same $100 could feed them several meals. This abuse of the system is wrong on so many levels. If you need help for food, you don’t need crab legs, prime rib, or an iPhone. What would be wrong with a commissary and give out food rather than let people waste/abuse the system? The way I see it, if you can have babies, father babies, ride a bicycle, drive and be active, you can work for your food. I’m sick of it.

So many let their kids go out in the cold, then they get sick and in return give it to everyone else. They don’t care as long as they are out of their hair for a while.

It is not the teachers that are the problem with education; it is the legislation that is the problem. They sit on their thrones handing down new regulations for education, not ever working one day in the trenches. Unhappy with the system, change the system by writing to your legislators and demand education be changed for the better.

Why does the local movie-plex show previews of mature-themed movies before a children’s movie? Last night, parents were shielding young children’s eyes so they wouldn’t see inappropriate material during a preview. These are not suitable for an audience of kids!

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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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