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Rant & Raves

December 20, 2013

Rants & Raves

Friday, December 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — People traveling on Boone Dairy Road, please slow down. It’s a neighborhood, not a highway.

I see that Georgia Power just got another rate hike increase approved. The increase was necessary, they said, to pay for pollution-control equipment mandated by the government. Thank you, Mr. Obama, for making our lives a little more miserable. Didn’t think that was even possible after your “affordable” care act.

It is wrong for news to report who won any lottery without their consent. There is so much danger to do so. Evil is worse now than ever and it could cost someone their life.

Take a ride down Justin Drive in Hunters Pointe and see a fantastic display of Christmas Lights and decorations. Wow!

Every person, including Phil Robertson, has the right to express their views despite opposition. Many actions and lifestyles are considered sinful by the Bible. Christians celebrate this time of year to remember the birth of our Savior who came to forgive our sins.

Live on Touchton Road and there are no street lights. Contacted Lowndes County and Georgia Power about safety concerns and neither would even look into the situation. However, Georgia Power was more than willing to place a safety light on the premises for an additional $15 a month but warned there’s a good possibility they would bust my driveway with the heavy trucks. How hard would it be to add a couple of street lights to utility poles that already exist?

Going north on Forrest Street at the intersection with Perimeter Road ... the sensor strip has quit working and on occasion the wait is three or four minutes ... I don’t know who to report this to so I’m trying Rant and Rave. Thanks.

If you spot one of these lowlifes not putting their child in a car seat or seat belt, call the law! They don’t care about their child.

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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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