Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 18, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, July 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — Attention, newlyweds! I attended two local weddings this spring, and I have yet to receive acknowledgments for the wedding gifts. How do I know that you received them if you don’t send thank yous? I know you have several months to accomplish this, but procrastination doesn’t make the obligation go away or make it any easier ... out of sight, out of mind!

It’s not that my business didn’t have a few dollars to give to your ball team, it’s the fact that you come into my business soliciting when there’s a clear sign on the door that states no soliciting. There’s even a no soliciting sign for the entire business complex as you drive in.

I was in total shock when your young children were not being better watched over while bagging heavy meats on top of bread, canned goods on top of eggs. Not to mention the two bags of my groceries that they placed into the lady’s buggy ahead of me. Would they care to reimburse me for the $20-$30 worth of missing items I paid for?

I fail to comprehend how our county can have budget cuts, yet departments such as Parks and Recreation can afford to cater meals for board members and full-time employees and waste money on luxuries, such as ergonomics to see if they are sitting correctly in their chairs. I say it is past time to have these departments audited and see where our tax money is going.

To the person upset at business owners not giving a few dollars to the school ball players: Maybe those business owners give their money to real charities or maybe they really don’t have the money. High school ball isn’t the most important thing in the world to everyone that lives in this town.

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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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