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January 1, 2014

Rants & Raves

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

VALDOSTA — The person Monday complaining about seniors deserving a discount. Senior discounts are not earned, they are a courtesy. The problem this writer, and so many others make, is linking Social Security as entitlements. We ‘bought’ Social Security. As a business owner I not only paid for mine but large part of many employees. If I had put money I ‘loaned’ the government for over 50 years, plus interest, I would be way ahead. The government is still using my money. Social Security should never be considered an entitlement. It was dearly paid for. Thanks.

Just another parent not wanting to spend time inside with their kids ranting that it is inside that gives you a cold. You can get sick from being inside or out, but even an idiot knows when you go out in the cold and dampness, you are apt to catch a cold. Drop your kids at the baby-sitter or send them outside. That seems to be the way some raise kids now.

Dear ranter, some people keep their Christmas lights up until after the New Year like me! Another thing, if it is my house, I will put my lights up whenever I want to.

Great shout out to the Elks Lodge and the job they do in the community around Christmas time. May God bless and we love you all. Thanks again.

If your medical bill has sky rocketed, you will be shocked with your electric bills. It is because your friendly Georgia Public Service Commission has sold out to your electric company and the government and they will be raising your electric rates.

Happy New Year to the person who took  the battery out of my boat on Francis Lake recently. Why didn’t you also take my reel, tackle box, etc. as well? They work well but my battery has dead cells. You saved me some trouble.

So, now President Obama is to blame for utility hikes in South Georgia? I have an infestation of moles in my yard, perhaps the President is to blame for them as well? Will conservatives ever come to grips with their own mental angst, trepidation, and hatred? It doesn’t look that way.

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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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