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Rant & Raves

November 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

-- — Yep, just as I figured, the City Engineering opened Williams Street from the Wildcat stadium to College Street the day after the last game of the season. Great timing, guys. Now you can start work on some of the roads leading to the mall just in time to tie up the traffic for the holidays. Go ahead. Gornto, Baytree and St. Augustine would be great places to start a road improvement project.

SGMC harasses those who pay. I pay my own insurance but despite collecting substantially after a recent stay, they send me to collections for more. I have been working to pay the balance but payday only goes so far. Being worthless would be better, then my care is free.

During my one hour walk almost everyday around VSU Campus, I have noticed at least 10 people texting while driving. It’s scary.

To all those individuals and businesses which paid tribute to all veterans, retired and active duty. For my part I say a heartfelt thanks. It wasn’t like this in the 60's when I served my country, but I would do it again.

People are communicating more, what with all of these electronic gadgets that are available nowadays. However, the communication is not face-to-face. The restaurant episode is a prime example. What are kids going to do when they have to go for a job interview? When they actually have to talk to a real live person who is sitting in front of them?

Sometimes those families on phones are laughing and playing games with each other. Maybe a new form of ISpy, where no yelling is done. But if you prefer we yell and spoil dinner with noise, so be it.

How ridiculous is it that I received the notice that my polling place had changed 4 days after the election? And this was after I drove all the way up Bemiss Road from downtown only to find out my polling place had moved to Park Avenue!

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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