Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 10, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

VALDOSTA — Some of the teachers were let go for trying to do the right thing. What about them? Your certificate at stake or your job.

It is not as cute as you may think it is to bring your three screaming children plus babysitter to the doctor’s office, and leave them in the lobby for us to listen to. Keep them at home!

A ranter referred to "Private School and Home Schooling traitors." Actually, sir, they don't want to have their kids dragged down by gangs, drugs, and liberalism in the public schools. They would be traitors to their kids for keeping them in the system.

Rave to Dave at Chick-fil-A on North Valdosta Road. He is always friendly, courteous, and very attentive and helpful. He is one of the reasons I go to that location.

Now you're a traitor if you home or private school your kids? First, I still get the "privilege" of supporting public education through my tax dollars whether I use it or not. Second, my job as a parent is to ensure my kids get the best education possible by whatever means I see fit, period. How I do it is nobody's cotton-picking business.

Why does the Valdosta Sam’s even have directional arrows since cars can have gas tanks on either side? Other SAMS in other cities do not have these.

Is there not enough compassion in the multitude of churches and the people who start non-profit agencies to quit shuffling low-income people from one of their doors to another? Are there no donors that require some reports from the agencies to which they donate? This is a generous community, but we need leadership to consolidate and improve the tired and struggling agencies we now have.

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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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