Valdosta Daily Times

October 31, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

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!

To the foreign lady at Walmart on Perimeter Sunday, who rammed her buggy full into a car and kept going. You put a dent in her car and left. If you would stay off your cell phone and push the buggy with both hands, that wouldn't happen. Would you like someone to do that to your SUV?

Vote your pocket book - vote no SPLOST! If you vote yes it will never end! The proof of that is it's been collected from you for over 25 years. Six years from now you will hear the same tired excuses for the need for the tax. You are asked to believe it will now be spent wisely.