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Rant & Raves

November 4, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

-- — I seriously question how some congregations in this town find the time to worship the Lord when they are so busy worshiping the pastor, first lady, ushers, usher’s wives, etc. Shame on the leadership for not focusing the church on where their eyes should be.

Someone forgot the old school rule of I before E except after C on the Yield to Bikes signs on the new connector road between Gornto and Woodrow Wilson. Hope there was a discount on them since the words were misspelled.

Could someone please explain why we have a rule to leash your pets in Kinderlou if no one is required to do it? What is the point if it’s not enforced?

To all those who stayed after the game to watch our kids play, Thank you. From the bottom of a Blue Devil Brigade mom’s heart.

To the ignorant idiot who called me an idiot in the Tuesday rant. I suppose you just want to keep increasing taxes on the poor and middle class until we are all bankrupt, starved, and living in projects. Just in case you are unaware of it, the only ones who have got richer in the last five years are the rich. The middle-class are the poor, and the poor are the homeless.

Everyone complains about speeding, especially on Bemiss. Rarely do you hear about the ones in the left lane slowing to 40 mph to take a picture with their cell phone and then speeding to 60 mph and then slowing to take a picture again. How about the ones swerving because they’re looking in the mirror adjusting their hair or makeup or those who decide to turn right out of the left lane, etc. All of whom probably complain about the speeding “problem.”

The VSU billboard campaign is a waste of money. When the president has to write a 1/2 page op-ed in the newspaper to explain what the signs mean, it shows that marketing research was not done well. Why does VSU need to advertise in Valdosta? Billboards are expensive with costs paid every month. What about reducing tuition or adding to faculty and staff salaries instead?

Valdosta State employs a certified Law Enforcement Bicycle Instructor, yet no bicycles are ever seen on campus. This patrol option is very effective all over the country. Get with the program VSU!

I could care less if people spit tobacco in view of me. We have more pressing things to worry about. It sounds to me like you need to mind your own business!!

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    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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