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Rant & Raves

October 31, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

VALDOSTA — Halloween isn't fun anymore. It's over-commercialized, overdone and too sanitized. Blow-up pumpkins and ghosts in the front yard? Now the city and county is going to tell us when kids can trick or treat? We've ruined it worse than we've ruined Christmas.

Whether you are for or against the charter school amendment, how is it right that the only parents with a choice as to where to send their children to school, within the public school system, are teachers or administrators who work inside the system? School attendance zones don't apply to teachers and they should.

If businesses want to attract and keep employees here in Valdosta, they need to pay a more competitive wage than what they're presently doing. The old saying goes "you get what you pay for" unfortunately applies here in town. Please open up your payrolls and start getting people out of poverty.

Can anyone recommend a good grief counseling center (or person) here? I have been unsuccessful in finding the right person. I have encountered rude office staff — scheduling an appointment and not following up and not caring.

I went into the postal service recently and the employee I spoke with was so understanding and spoke to me in detail concerning why I haven’t received mail in over four weeks. However, the supervisor was very disrespectful. She really needs to change her attitude and become more customer friendly.

Doctors, if you don't have time to see additional patients don't accept any. Patients appreciate that more than having appointments scheduled only to find out the doctor won't be there and dealing with rude office personnel.

Thanks to Moody AFB and all of its personnel for a great 2012 Air Show. Shame on the booths that were selling food. We all know that a hot dog doesn't need to cost $4. I understand that you were raising funds for your squadrons, but with the volunteers you had you should have been able to price the food items cheaper. I work with a lot of volunteer groups and this is the worst pricing I have seen.

Dentists are like any other product you purchase. If a certain one is too expensive, find a cheaper alternative that'll give you about the same bang for the buck. Comparative shopping is a must and it'll let that dentist know that you're charging too much, and now I'm taking my business elsewhere.

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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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