Valdosta Daily Times

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July 25, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, July 25, 2013

VALDOSTA — The other day while on a two way street, I was traveling behind a woman who was combing her hair for a long time while driving. That didn’t bother me, but the fact that she cleaned her comb out and tossed a huge clump of dead hair out of her window and hit my car with it ending up on the road or in the grass was disgusting. Find a trash can next time.

Ways to save money at SGMC. Make doctors pay for their meals. Quit giving unnecessary gifts to employees and spending tens of thousand of dollars for doctor’s week. Results: able to hire more employees and not cut benefits.

What gives a UPS truck the right to park half way into a lane of traffic and half way on the shoulder of the road to make a drop off. They should not block traffic on a single lane road.

No one has mentioned the taxpayer-friendly third option. Besides property tax and SPLOST, they can cut government spending and overhead. After $170 million and 27 years, SPLOST taxes spent by the City for Special Purpose Projects should be paid for by now. A five-year $150 million tax is not needed for a $55 million dollar sewage plant. The City and County don’t want the MOST tax because it can only be used for the sewage plant and will end in about three years or $55 million. They want the perpetual tax and will have a longer list of needs soon as these are paid for. Give us a break!

I never EVER would have believed that I could leave my pocketbook in a shopping cart at Walmart. I always thought anyone with any sense would remember their purse. But I left mine..last week. I have never been so hysterical and worried when I realized I had left it. Thank you ever so much to the wonderful and honest lady who turned it in to customer service. I will never forget that you returned my pocketbook.

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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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