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Rant & Raves

April 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 29, 2013

-- — The handicap tag on your vehicles is for your wife not for you. Try to remember this and be grateful that you don’t need it.

If a parent doesn’t show a child who’s the boss, wait until they get in teen years and see how funny it is when they won’t listen.


Lowndes County can’t expect to get valid evaluations from the system surveys if you are asking teachers to go through their email.

For those who think the majority of Americans want more gun control, here’s a direct quote from the Gallup Poll: “Americans say that government leaders should focus on school safety and mental health rather than on gun control to prevent school shootings.” By the way, that’s two-thirds of Americans. Stop listening to the government that is using targeted polls, do your own research and use national polls.

To mommy and daddy whose son couldn’t give 100 percent because they didn’t admire or respect the coach, I’m sure he will find better role models once he signs with the Division 1 program of his or your choice.

To treat head lice all you need is olive oil, Dawn dishwashing liquid and conditioner of your choice. Put the olive oil on hair long enough to smother the lice. Wash hair with Dawn and then use conditioner. You do have to wash clothing, bedding and towels or they will get back into the hair. Most people have these items in their homes.

Ranter said, “Apparently people believe it should be easier to obtain a gun than it is to be properly licensed to drive a car.” Both are easy for outlaws and whackos that get guns illegally and steal cars. Large-capacity ammo magazines are linked to far fewer deaths then vehicles with large horsepower. Outlawing powerful autos will reduce far more deaths.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • 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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