Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 16, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, June 17, 2013

-- — Truly embarrassing that our community euthanizes 12 animals daily. Our citizenry hasn’t progressed to understand responsibility. The end result in these horrible economic times is the ongoing suffering of animals. Other locales nearby have solved this problem; mandatory spay/neuter and breeding licenses are needed to stop this scourge. Let’s get serious, please!

You don’t get many chances to leave a positive legacy. The City of Remerton or any of the historical societies would have taken just the most historic parts of the Strickland mill to restore and save for future generations. The owners live here, have family here, and made a lot of money from this area. They could have been heroes.

I do not think that Vacation Bible Schools keep track of who they invite and don’t invite. What a horrible thing being given a number of invitations! I see how that could be very upsetting, ruin someone’s day, maybe even their entire life.

If someone blasts a horn at me when a light turns green, I sit there longer and take off very slow. It got so bad one time in San Francisco, with the dummies blasting away, that I just turned off the engine, and looked at the buildings. Be calm, drive on!

I’d have had that limb cut up and hauled off in half the time it took to do all that checking and complaining.

I work in a restaurant with several employees and none of us smoke; however, we are constantly forced to breathe second-hand cigarette smoke from customers who decide to “light up” while ordering their food. If you are about to eat, why must you inhale a cigarette just moments before? Please be courteous to others and keep your smoke to yourself. Thank you!

I am from another area in Georgia where the county residents are allowed to use dumpsters which are free and plentiful. Lowndes County should open their dump sites to the residents and maybe there wouldn’t be so much trash on the roadways or illegal dumping in businesses dumpsters. We definitely pay enough property tax in Lowndes County to afford this!

The tropical storm may very well have unexpectedly developed into a much stronger storm. I appreciated the warning.

To the person defending the VA by attacking welfare, did you ever hear “two wrongs do not make a right”? Also, if you’re stressed every second of every day, you are in the wrong line of work.

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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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