Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 19, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, July 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — We were supposed to retire and take it easy after working and saving for some 25 years. Now, we can’t due to the economy! The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

Sure do need a good dentist in Valdosta that would cater to senior citizens. We need someone to repair our dentures, our partials, and our permanent bridges rather than trying to sell us a new set, or a redo that is apt to cost a fortune. Being retired means we have to watch our pennies.

I have done a little bit of firefighting but I have never heard of using foam on a pressurized container fire. If a pressurized container is releasing propane under pressure before the fire is extinguished the flow of propane must be controlled. Otherwise the propane will still release, and being heavier than air, it will sink and seek low places until it finds an ignition source and come back to see you with bad results. Must be an Alabama thing.

To the person who was driving the Lexus SUV and was in front of me Tuesday morning at Zacadoo’s on Perimeter, thanks so much for paying for my breakfast in a cup. You didn’t have to do it, but you did and I appreciate it. I will definitely pay it forward!

It's amazing how one can look another in the eye and lie without any conscience, then they sit in church like the innocent Christian they aren’t.

To all of you in Lowndes who will vote no to SPLOST and complain about high taxes. Well you better get ready because without SPLOST, “money coming from outside Lowndes,” that money is coming only from Lowndes County taxpayers and renters. Use common sense, Lowndes. You want to foot the whole bill for services or do you want money from outside to help? Either way someone is going to pay.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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