Valdosta Daily Times

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October 3, 2012

Rant and Raves for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

VALDOSTA — School fund raisers do not pay for luncheons or T-shirts. Teachers have to buy all those T-shirts themselves. And the luncheons are covered by cheer fund money that is taken up from each faculty and staff member. Fund raisers cover paper, glue, ink cartridges, labels, books and other needed but unfunded materials. Quit complaining unless you know facts.

Motorcycles should not be passing traffic by going between cars that are side-by-side. That is dangerous.

The only solution to losing a football game is to get better and come back next year.

What, no concession stands open on the first day of Parks & Rec baseball?  At least bring the “peanut lady” back!

I pay county taxes in Cook County to have two ambulances protect my county. Why is it the ambulances we pay for can leave our county uncovered to do transports from other counties? Maybe it’s time to get our own EMS back that was here for the taxpayers. Go back to Macon MGA!

Rave to Tomlinson Auto Shop.  They were polite, nice and quick. Thank you for taking care of me and my car in a short time and very reasonable price. Thank you again.

We had to go to SGMC emergency room. We were treated in a very professional manner from start to finish. The highlight was meeting Dr. Matt Shannon. He is so caring. A follow up with Dr. David Sule was also perfect. We need more of these in Valdosta.

A huge rave to Judge Ellerbee for all he has done to make a difference in the lives of the children in Lowndes County.

We don’t really have poverty in the U.S. Even our poor people have cell phones. Is this a great country, or what?

Nomophobia is the fear of not having a mobile phone. NoBamaphobia is the fear of not having the government pay for it.

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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.

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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.

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