Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

-- — I’ve noticed quite a few people out jogging with their dogs lately since it’s warmed up. Be aware that dogs can overheat a lot faster than humans and can die from heat stroke very quickly. Save yourself some heartache, take some water along for them, and keep them cool!

There are several things I don’t understand: Why some drivers stop ten feet behind the stop bar at a traffic light, others stop two feet in front of it, and many don’t pull into the intersection while waiting to turn left. Weird.

Two cars ran the red light at the intersection of South Ashley and Hill Avenue. I could have been killed.

Please post traffic police on Patterson Street, in front of VSU. Police and the constable even speed through that area.

Shoppers, if eggs are displayed above the “safe line” in an open-top cooler at the store, the eggs are warmer than the needed temperature and may harm you.

People seem so anti-government. Praises to Lowndes County workers who replaced the street sign in Copeland Heights within one day! Great job!

I can’t stand Paula Deen. But let’s get real: Does anyone think Jessie Jackson never told a joke about white people or never uses the “H” word? The double standard is sickening. Everyone’s prejudiced against someone. What’s important is how you treat others.

Advanced Disposal won’t let me recycle! Two weeks ago my rollout was damaged by a motorist. I made three calls and no replacement. Perhaps, Deep South could come by and pick up A.D.’s trash cans (including the old Veolia one we’re still stuck with)?

The city cut their entire budget, including all funds by approximately 9.2 million. Is reducing the SPLOST budget by 9.9 million because most of the funds have been spent really a budget cut? The general fund budget, which is the only fund supported by property taxes, went down approximately $92,000. If the grant fund expenditures that ended for the police department are not included, then the budget went up. Is not having grant funds to spend, a budget cut?

I feel for Paula Deen. Everyone has ranted about other races. What if she had used the word “honkie” talking about white people. Do you think there would have been a problem. Such words are not intended to be bad, it’s who we are. I bet she has put a lot of money in a lot of pockets ... regardless of race.

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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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