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April 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

-- — Is the so called ‘sequestration’ about sensible budget cuts? True there are no more White House tours but what about the upcoming big bash for Michelle Obamas 50th. Birthday for which Beyonce and Adele were reportedly booked to perform? Has that been canceled?

Raves to the Gingerbread Players of Theatre Guild Valdosta in their awesome performance of ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ Great job to the cast and all those behind the scene too. My 5 year old daughter and I had a blast and can’t wait for the next performance!

Person complaining about the yellow church van: You should make yourself better understood. In this first rant, you clearly stated how they came by at different times, so you never knew when they'd be around and couldn't stand there all day waiting. Then you say how small children can't chase down a van, in your second post. Why in the world are small children chasing down a moving vehicle? But the main point is the van is there giving away free meals. Quit trying to find something to complain about. Some people are never satisfied.

I thought the reason we sent our children to Valwood was for the education so they are ready for college when they graduate. If I was worried about who won the football game, I would have sent them to Lowndes! Let's not forget the main reason they are there.

The Downtown housing project the city approved last week, help me understand; the property owner puts up $170,000 on a $1.77 million dollar project, the City borrows the money that the $500 thousand from the two taxpayer funded grants don’t cover. Does the city pay back the loans or does the owner? Why is the City helping someone develop property with grants and loans? There is scads of retail and residential space available downtown and elsewhere and seven or eight  pages of repos every week in the paper.

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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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