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April 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 22, 2013

-- — I agree with Friday's ranter about the Chamber. The board is there only to rubber stamp the Chamber president's agenda and only because a board has to be in place.

Rave to Mayor Gayle and Chairman Slaughter for working together to improve our community. Keep up the good work!

It is now clear that the criticism of our Chamber are personal vendettas. The Chamber does a great job.

I'm sorry; you're right. There are some people who may not have a choice as to where they live, due to the need for government help. But I refuse to believe that overall people go to one certain school or schools because they can't afford to live in another part of the county. My child goes to what is considered one of the top two elementary schools in the county. I am by no means rich and when I moved to that area five years ago, I was even "less rich."  

The recent vote of the U.S. Senate on gun control confirms that most politicians suffer from two birth defects: a lack of a heart, a lack of a spine, and sometimes both.

The state of our society has reached new lows when people accuse Obama (because he is a black Democrat?) of not feeling for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, and Boston. Clearly, the worst enemies of the U.S. are fear, hatred and ignorance. None of them will make us safer, and none of them will earn us the respect of the world.

Be thankful, always. Have we forgotten how blessed we are in spite of all the things in the world that aren't good. Look for the good and be thankful.

A lot of us old folks just complain. How about volunteering at the church, soup kitchen, Red Cross, etc.

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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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