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Rant & Raves

February 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

-- — I want to rave about Pye Painting! They come into my home and done a wonderful job! Very trustworthy and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better job!

This forced trash pick up is a joke and someone will pay for this when the next election comes around. I think our message should be one and done.

You call me ignorant? You blindly follow a leader who, according to the congressional testimony of Leon Panetta last week, was told about Benghazi and never during the attack asked for a follow-up. Who insists the shooting at Fort Hood was workplace violence. Who just sent fighter jets and tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood. Really, I’m ignorant?

Bless your heart. I wish you’d post a list of these companies making “huge profits” so we’d know where to apply. The reality is that most companies are struggling to stay open. Not all business owners are evil and/or rich.

The poverty level of a single parent with two children is $17,568 ($8.84/hour). Obama’s pushing for $9/hour minimum wage, eliminating welfare for that level, unless he raises the poverty level to $19,232. If not, the parent will work less so they don’t lose welfare. Obamacare, and a higher minimum wage, both equal fewer hours worked, lower wage, more welfare.

If you want to see how well the trash collection is working, take a drive down Madison Highway. The beautiful trash containers are all turned over with trash spilling out. When I called for trash to be picked up in the ditches back during the summer, they just came and mowed over it. We’ll continue to do our part in keeping our county clean if you’ll do your part and at least open the dump sites on Saturdays!

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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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