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Rant & Raves

October 18, 2012

Rant & Rave for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

-- — Really, luck or skill is what you think it came down to in the football game. Last year it was an offside kick and this year a field goal. Who really cares how the team scored? You have poor sportsmanship. There are more important things in life than luck or skill at a football game! Get a life. Both teams always play their best.

I have found absolutely nothing wrong with the smart meters.


With all the pros/cons on public and private schools, I have experienced both with my child. I removed him from public school so he would have better influences in private school. Little did I know 75 percent of the kids in the private high school where he went to were troubled teens. They were not the "goody two shoe rich kids." They were normal every day "public" school kids in a different environment.

Clay Dorminy at Piggly Wiggly in Adel is the best! He ordered and stocked an item for my mother that even WalMart doesn't carry! Thanks!

Our "smart meter" has been in use for a while now. We have no problems.

Screaming kids at the doctors’ offices are the result of not being able to discipline your children in public because people call the law. Children are running all over parents nowadays. You wouldn't have any of this non-sense 20 years ago.

It is against GHSA rules for a band to play during live play. LHS gets called because they are breaking a rule. The coach tells them to do this. Great sportsmanship, Coach!

I would vote for a new library to replace the antiquated old one. I would vote against a new city auditorium: we already have a relatively new civic center. Why not let each project stand alone in a SPLOST vote for only one year, then move on to the next project for one year? Lumping all the projects together results in my "no" vote.

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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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