Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 31, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 31, 2013

VALDOSTA — Hate to break it to you, but I think Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan would be horrified by the Republican party at this point. And I doubt either of them would have made it out of the primaries today.

Is it possible for a liberal to compose a rant that doesn't contain the words "Fox News"? Tell me, do you expect every single news outlet in the country to trowel out only his majesty's propaganda? Is one dissenting voice really that threatening? I guess it must be.

It amazes me the number of rude and disgusting people in Valdosta who toss wads of chew, flick cigarettes, and spit out their windows. Nobody else wants to see your nasty habit, let alone have it hit their car. Keep that nasty stuff to yourself!

I will vote for SPLOST the day our leaders show me where in the world they put the money I gave the last 20 years.

Today, I can rave! Allow me first: Communication in any form is better than none. I communicated frustration to the VDT RANT/rave a while back about a young man driving a yellow Nissan Xterra. Contact with this young man was successful. Thank you VDT for posting my rant and thank you Chris for fulfilling your promise to my elderly mother. Continue your hard work and you will be rewarded. Peace, harmony, and faith in your neighbor has been restored!

Tailgaters are nothing more than ignorant lawless bullies! I just hope the next one has really good insurance because my brakes work great!

Sunday morning, a young family in a white Enclave got behind us while we were peacefully driving along Gornto Road. I can only assume they were late to church as they almost hit us when they passed us driving 65 through this residential area. As usual, we pulled along side them at two red lights even though the young man continued to speed and tailgate every car he came up behind! Slow down, people!

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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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