Valdosta Daily Times

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July 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 29, 2013

-- — I read the article today about Defense cut backs. It worries me to read articles like this when I hear and see so much waste in all areas of our government. I am hearing more people talking about food stamp recipients who sell their food stamp card money for fifty cent on the dollar to support their drug and alcohol abuse, while their little children go hungry. They also use their free cell phones our government gives them to make drug deals. There should be some way to make people more accountable for what they are given. A requirement for proof that the person using the card is actually the individual the card is issued to would reduce abuse of the system.

To the person that noticed S.L. Mason’s flags being weather worn. It’s not just S.L. Mason’s flags that look this way. I have a student that goes to a county school, and their flags are an embarrassment as well. All schools should start their new year with new flags.

Could the residents on Triple Lake Drive please get some assistance from the City of Dasher? This road connects Triple Lake Circle and Triple Lake Road and is used by all 30 residents and their families. The part that is in need of repair is the part the city owns. I have left and sent several emails and voice mails with no response. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

We still have honest people in the world. I was told by a couple of car places that I needed a set of tires. I went around pricing and stopped at Ray Norton Auto. Jim told me I just need to rotate them. That is one  honest man.

I would sure like to know where all of Echols County tax money is going. They sure aren’t using it to repair dirt roads. There are holes almost deep enough to swallow your tires, and if you do see a work crew they are usually standing around flapping their jaws or sitting. The dirt roads are terrible. Echols needs to get down to business and do something for the taxpayers.

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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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