Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 11, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

-- — Unless you have used the bridge over Oak Street, you don't realize how steep it is. I never used it in the mid-1970's when I was at VSU. Give the students some slack. I couldn't care less about their jaywalking.

I am happy to have my job with Smith Northview Hospital. However, why should employees suffer for poor financial management from administration? We never asked to be bought by SGMC, who apparently should have kept that money to run their own hospital instead of purchasing Smith and Berrien.

I bet the same people  complaining about SGMC's benefit changes are the same ones who voted for Obama and once supported Obamacare. Also, healthcare wouldn't cost so much if we didn't have to pay in for people who pay nothing at all!

I was going to complain about my employer, but then I chose to be thankful I still had a job.

Does anyone know who and why someone is placing round blue or white or red stickers on privately-owned residential mailboxes and what they mean? Maybe I didn't get the memo. I removed the ones on my mailbox (I decorate and accent my own mailbox!) but then they mysteriously appeared again days later. What's going on?

No more SPLOST. No more tax increase. Sell the city-owned 5 Points Center. Sell all of the Vallotton property the city purchased. Stop building new courthouses. Stay in Valdosta to do your work. And so it goes.

Why on Earth would a sixth- grade homeroom teacher at Pine Grove Middle tell her students that she "might not stand during the Pledge of Allegiance to America" because of "her beliefs?”  I served in the military for this country, fought for it. I would rather she have just kept her opinions and beliefs to herself.

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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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