Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

--- — Has the Industrial Authority actually landed any new industry/business in the last few years? They sure are good at spending taxpayer money on new offices, new industrial parks, and trips to faraway places. Maybe if they brought in a new industry/company every now and then, Valdosta/South Georgia would be a much better place.

I was one of those excited to see Olive Garden come to Valdosta, but very disappointed at the cafeteria-style dining experience. The restaurant has none of the character of the Tallahassee restaurant and the food honestly tasted like a microwaved frozen meal. Also, when you have to explain the amount of a true “pour” of wine to a teenage server, well let’s just say it doesn’t warrant a return visit. Cheddars, however, seems to have gotten it right as their parking lot is always full.

To the thugs breaking into cars on Studstill Road, you are going to get seriously hurt.

I would like to remind everyone that the Obama administration’s argument before the Supreme Court was the government. could tax any product under the interstate commerce clause. You are paying a tax, not a fine. We the people should refuse to pay the penalty fine and force the government to send you a tax bill from the IRS.

A big rant to the parents that allow their underage children to roam the mall parking lot and act like a bunch of hoodlums. Your children are awful and that comes from awful parents.

A hiccup for the Obama care website? It didn’t work at all. Three years and 700 billion dollars later. Go ahead trust him. He’s from the government and he’s here to help.

Wish Valdosta had a veterinarian where senior citizens could afford to take their animals. Our pets are important and we love them, but we can not give them the care they need to due to high cost. Maybe a retired veterinarian could help senior citizens at a rate we can pay.

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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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