Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

-- — Dogs have killed people also. Does that mean they should be illegal as pets? The problem is the person keeping the pet and not properly educating themselves on the pets care needs. But, of course, there are always those who jump to the most simple fix which may not always be the best fix.

You don't like columns written by Leonard Pitts? Guess what? Ignore his column, just as I skip the writings by hypocrites like Star Parker and Cal Thomas. From my point of view Leonard Pitts is right on target with his insightful analyses of daily events, telling it as it is.

I’m very pleased with the judge’s decision in favor of Deep South Sanitation. It would be in poor character for the county to appeal. We should start replacing those commissioners responsible next election.

Doctors seem to care and try hard when they first get in practice but after they have their patients enough to support their money-loving wives, all that goes. Then it is to just push us through like a herd of cattle. CHA-CHING!

I am not a senior citizen but I know several who are that love animals. It helps to have one for your blood pressure, companionship, and a lot of things. Vet care is important for animals, as it is for humans to have physician care. Vets over charge because they know we love our pets like a baby. Animals give so much love but no one should have one if they can’t afford to keep it safe and healthy.

This is disgusting. Talk of raising Tricare premiums, doing away with commissaries ... these are my entitlements for serving my country for 20 years. I hear nothing about those that check out ahead of me with a full cart using an EBT card, or getting free government housing with my tax dollars. They aren’t entitlements if you haven’t earned them so take those perks for those that choose not to work away.

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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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