Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Thursday, Oct. 24

VALDOSTA — To those that had their wedding reception just inside Florida off Loch Laurel Road Saturday: I’m sure you didn’t enjoy my loudspeaker any more than we enjoy your noise in this residential area. Tell your friends before they make their reception plans. Loud noise will be met with loud noise.

Why not just increase taxes on the upper 2 percent in Lowndes and Valdosta for the SPLOST and the LOST? Just collect the money at your next board meeting. The bottom 98 percent can’t afford to give any more money for a project that was paid for years ago.

Pick up your cell phone, and call the mall office about the high bushes.

I am for the “good old days,” too. Let’s bring back Dwight Eisenhower; 5.5 percent unemployment, 90 percent top tax bracket, and new roads and bridges. Yes sir, let’s bring back those good old Republican days!

Do businesses not realize how unprofessional and rude it is to let a customer stand at a counter unattended while the employee continues a personal conversation on the phone?

Bring a Fresh Market to Valdosta already. I travel to Tallahassee to shop there. Shopped at Trader Joe’s this weekend had good price would like to see one here.

The U.S. is releasing $1.6 billion to Pakistan; where are we getting the money? We are so deep in debt our great-grands will still be paying it off. How can we give money to other countries when we have to borrow to keep our own country running? I am a 80-year-old who is still working. Why are sending money to another country who we aren’t even on good terms with?

Valdosta is nice, but just nice. It’s not that different than most other towns this size in Georgia. There is also wealth here, even if it’s a closed circle. If any of the privileged ever wants to set Valdosta apart from the pack, consider investing in something unique: A fresh foods market or a world market or an ice rink or something. Otherwise, we’re just more of the same.

Although my insurance has had increases over the past 10 years, It has never been no where near the 50 percent increase it will be starting in January, along with a $300 hike on my deductible. Hundreds of thousands being kicked off their plans, premiums rising, and those being forced into the ACA ,and let’s not forget all those who don’t qualify. Is this the health care you envisioned? People can’t afford this.

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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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