Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 11, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

-- — The breakdown of the American family is never more apparent than when you go into a restaurant and see every family on their smart phones rather than engaging in conversation about the events of the day. Those who should be the most important people in your life are shown where they really are in your list of priorities.

If you have a “friend” or acquaintance that owns a business and you are a customer of that business, that doesn’t give you the right to belittle the employees or try to frighten them with “name dropping” threats. Small business owners and their employees are working under some tough conditions and need everyone’s support. Maybe instead of complaining about every little problem that you see, maybe you could encourage the employees and be mindful that their experience and your opinions may not line up.

Good luck to The Lowndes/Valdosta Mock Trial Travel Team as they head to a Mock Trial Invitational at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. ... Bring home the win!

Seeing people spit tobacco doesn’t bother you? Cool. Can I come and pee in your yard?

Would it be asking too much for the SGMC to put a full page plan view drawing of their campus in Valdosta showing the new buildings, roads, and adjacent parking deck and lots with indications as to where you are to park in order to access the buildings? Also show the way to get to the ER. I’m afraid with all the new changes, people are thoroughly confused with all the one-way drives and roads. Thank you very much VDT, it’s worth it if one life is saved.

I hope that Valdosta City Schools does NOT sell the stadium. The reason that Valdosta is still in the 1920s is because we love history and if you don’t, please feel free to pick up and leave anytime. I’m glad Valdosta is historic. I just hate to see things like the Remerton mill be demolished for example.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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