Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 26, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

-- — I can't believe PetSmart allows a rescue agency with animals without shots there on the weekends. A dog who was sick with Parvo was at one of the adoption events. My pets are vaccinated, but it isn't safe to have the rescue animals put my personal dog at risk. Please make vaccinations mandatory for rescues/shelters before coming to PetSmart.

Don’t know why everybody is complaining about gas prices. I just got $10 worth and it still just cost me $10.

Rep. Scott needs to speak to the Industrial Authority, they are creating jobs like crazy over there. It's not clear where these jobs are, or how much it costs to create them, but we need to trust them. Oh, and they'll be in executive session, if you need them.

Statement from representative for Lowndes County Industrial Authority was quite enlightening, but it was really all about Project BS-14, that replaced Project BS-13, LOL! And both “BS” Projects are real deep in progress and way over schedule.

What is happening to Hahira? Our small town that was so quaint and full of country atmosphere? Why are we cluttering it with big stores with so many empty store fronts already? Growth seems to be what our little town is all about now. You have taken away the charm that made this town so likable by the residents that live here now.

Maybe the reason Ruby Tuesday's shut down was because their menu was over-priced and their food mediocre. Like it or not, Valdosta will never again be a manufacturing/agricultural center. The city continues to exist only because of Moody, VSU, and SGMC. Perhaps you should press those institutions for more job creation.

The trash on the side of the road and the big old TV thrown on someone else's property are due to ignorance and disregard for anyone but themselves, period. The same ignorance that blinds us to things like a garbage franchise that keeps our garbage bill lower than any other, and keeps multiple garbage trucks from filling our neighborhoods daily. Come into the 21st century. Enlighten yourself. Have some regard for others.

Notice the litter along Jerry Jones and North Valdosta Road. We’ve tried the Glitter and still have litter. Now how about signs to reinforce the signs.

To all of the people complaining about trash being thrown along side the roads, just remember trashy people throw out trash.

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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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