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February 5, 2013

Rant & Raves for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

VALDOSTA — I would like to rave about the servers we had at Texas Road House Saturday. They went above and beyond. Will definitely be going back!!!

Is it really bothering you that much that the school zone at Westside is on for an extra hour a day? Is it really that inconvenient that you can't lower your speed for a grand total of a tenth of a mile, meaning you slow down for approximately 15 seconds before returning to non-school zone speeds?

Just because a person has a degree, diploma, master’s or doctorate doesn't mean he can or should do that as a career. All that means is that he paid for and passed tests to be certified. I know people with a license to drive who definitely shouldn't be behind a wheel.

Really frustrated with the comparison of drinking & driving and guns. I can't help but believe if a person who decides to drive a vehicle after they've been drinking, made a terrible decision which could result in a horrific ending, but by no means plan to find the nearest pedestrian to run down. However, if you point a gun at another person...your goal is CLEAR!

I'm tired of the media concentrating on only the two main political parties and then baiting them with whatever bad was said by someone in one of them. It's like a trouble maker egging on two people to fight, so they can have something to report. The focus should be on how can we work together and finally get something done. If we spend another four years bickering ... throw them all out and start over!

Signed up with Advanced Disposal. Two weeks and two phone calls later, still no bins. If the bins do show up, no glass can go in them. Backwards move, Lowndes County. A trash disposal company which does not take glass to recycle, calls it “contaminated,” is not exactly advanced or remotely green.

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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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