Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 3, 2013

-- — People who are in the mental health business should be extra skilled in how to treat fellow human beings, and this includes their own employees. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Parents, please check the weather before sending your children to school. It is not warm enough for them to wear summer clothes! Save the shorts, skirts and summer tops for April.

The Vatican should look to the west to solve their dilemma. For the first time in 600 years, they will have two living Popes and are in a panic at all the conflict this will produce. Today in the USA, we have five living Presidents but only one has the keys to the White House.

I really don't know that I like the police ticketing those asking for money. I understand that many of them probably have money and are just scamming people but there are others who really do need help. I also understand they could go to LAMP and other places for help and they should. But is it necessary to ticket them? Can't you just stop and tell them to move on and tell them about LAMP, Goodwill, etc.?

Since I often see rants about teachers not returning parent e-mails and messages, can I say how disappointing it is as a teacher when I try to get information out to parents and you don't respond to my e-mails? Parents please make certain the school has your current e-mail address, and please respond when I send you information about your child's progress.

I do not own an AR-15, but I insist on having access to one so I have the same fire power as the bad guys. Also, the elites in Washington are protected by these weapons, so the family of every citizen deserves the same protection.

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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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