Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 26, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday September 26, 2013

VALDOSTA — To the person who works in construction and doesn’t want to be bothered after hours: Do you own the business? Because if you do, you may not for very much longer. A business owner works 24/7. Those that aren’t willing don’t normally stay in business long. If it was me, I’d be happy to answer my phone to give a quote and meet potential business, no matter the time of day.  

What will the DDS require next for a driver’s license renewal — a DNA sample? I have had a valid Georgia driver’s license for 32 years. I presented my Georgia concealed carry permit, marriage license, Georgia registered nurse license, my Social Security card and proof of residence. I also served in the military. Yet, they need still need my birth certificate — really?

Does the Lowndes County Board of Education ever intend to address the furlough days with the teachers? After pay cuts, new curriculum, even more teacher accountability, haven’t teachers earned the right to be treated with respect? Your silence ... causes concern.

To the person or persons who took the cat from Petsmart, do the right thing and return the cat and adopt. You know it is the right thing to do.

Leave Coach Randy McPherson alone! The man is only doing his job. The person you should be mad at is the Windsor Forest coach for staying. He had the Mercy Rule; he could’ve stopped playing. He didn’t so therefore the GHSA rules say that the Vikings had to continue to play. I don’t hear anyone complaining when Lowndes does that against Valdosta!

An alert to all cashiers: If you hand a person a penny, it is a “cent.” More than one are “cents.” It’s called plural and adding the “s” is essential. I expect 65 cents in change, not “65 cent.” If your boss hears you speaking correctly, you might just get a raise.

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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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