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Rant & Raves

January 5, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

-- — The commercials airing repeatedly for the last couple of weeks for the starving children and starving animals were certainly very sad but inappropriate for family and holiday shows. While these are problems that need addressing, and I agree that children need to understand and be exposed to serious issues, happy holiday movies over the Christmas break wasn't the time for it. Shame on these charities and the networks for doing this.

The rendition of the National Anthem by the four ladies at the Rose Bowl New Year's Day was an embarrassment to every citizen of this great country. The composers of our national song wrote it as it should be played and sung; those ladies didn't even come close!

Vote Republican, defeat evil? You have got to be kidding me if you think that Republicans and Democrats are different. They both want power and more of your money. Patriot Act, anyone?

The reason my Christmas lights aren't down yet is because the Christmas season doesn't end until the Wise Men arrive. And anyone who knows their Bible knows that they arrived 12 days after the birth of Jesus. My Christmas decorations- tree, lights, all of it, come down January 7.

The reason you have moles is because your lawn is full of grubs. Get rid of the grubs, the moles will leave. Now if we could only do the same with Gov. Deal and the Tea Party scum in the Georgia Legislature.

Although my kids are grown now, I spent time with them both inside and outside. Maybe you should keep your nose out of other parents’ business and try to understand that there is more than your way to raise kids. By the way, my kids grew up healthy even though they played outside in the "bad" cold weather.

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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