Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 13, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

VALDOSTA — Just because you are president of a bank, does not give you the right to belittle the senior employees in weekly meetings.

Don’t bother emailing the movie theatre about those movies that never play here. They don't think we’re important enough to bother responding.

I was very blessed recently when an angel in disguise named Richard was walking in Valdosta. My mom and I picked him up. It is very nice when God sends you a new friend.

Kerry said with the new Iran sanction easing deal, the U.S. will be “extraordinarily vigilant” of the Iran nuclear program. How were they looking at it before?

The Industrial Authority is a rip-off. We taxpayers are paying one mill per property for this un-productive agency. What have they done for our community? They are costing us big money. If you are paying $3,000 per year in property tax, you are paying $300 to them. We need regime change in the city and the county.

Selected in the top 5 of 14 that entered the exceptional main street program and our leaders say they’re proud of their 20 year downtown effort. 20 years, 7 SPLOSTS, and super rich historical minded home grown aristocrats to get downtown to this level!? Why proud!? Google Youtube Old Town Winchester VA. And it didn't take 20 years and 7 SPLOSTS.

An article stated that the VA is going to be reviewing disability claims. They should! That program is as riddled with fraud as any other government program.

A big rave to Ms. Simmons, a Kindergarten parapro at West Side. She is always smiling and has a pleasant, positive attitude. She loves all the children and they love her. This lady should be parapro of the year.

Why don‘t we get emergency notification on our TV  with Mediacom. We just get a blank screen. Are you a member of our community or just a big corporation coming in just to take our money?

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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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