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June 6, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, June 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Anyone who is interested in American music should visit the Smithsonian exhibit in Nashville. Numerous events are being held this month related to this event. Also, there is an outstanding exhibit of local musicians whose roots are in Berrien County. I have been several times and plan to attend other events.

Congratulations to A Time To Dance Performing Arts Studio on "Dance Around The World." It was an incredible recital. As always, I was amazed and moved by your show. Patricia Nealey, you do an amazing job with our young people, I cannot thank you enough. To all the dancers, you were fantastic!

To the benefit organizers who were getting up the money for the family that was burned out: Asking for at least a $10 donation, I think, really hurt your cause. You should be willing to accept anything that a person can give.

There are several rental houses around mine. The yards look terrible and the houses are in poor repair. I am going to start ranting about the big real estate companies that run these houses, by name.

Mosquitoes in the city are growing fast. But sanitation and cable bills in so-called "Metro Valdosta" are growing even faster!

Rudeness at graduation ceremonies will not stop just by asking. Rude people never respond to polite requests. Degrees at UGA, and probably other universities, are conferred by schools, thus done in groups rather than calling each student's name. A similar plan is the only answer rude people understand.

I like reading the complaints in R&R, but can we stick to complaining about policy and civic problems or needed improvements for businesses and services? The complaints about personal slights and insults are not just boring, they're childish.

I went to the new Waffle House on Baytree. As I  waited for my order, an employee proceeded to reprimand a trainee. I understand having to correct the new employee but why not do so in private? I felt sorry for the employee. I will not be back.

I enjoy the Farm Days downtown Valdosta. I didn’t enjoy asking for the price of everything. Please have it marked.

Sad to say, but I won't attend graduation ceremonies anymore. I'm so irritated at the low rents who feel they need to scream and act up when one of their friends or relatives take the stage. These people wouldn't know decorum if it slapped them in the face.

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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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