Valdosta Daily Times

March 13, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Climateers, what are we going to do about El Nino and La Nina and sun cycles? They contribute to climate change more than anything else.

It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

I am amazed at how many people hadn't heard about the Azalea Festival. It was another great experience!

Do you really think they are going to come undue the Williams Street project? Sheesh.

In reality science knows little about how the climate works on a micro and macroscopic level to give precise temperature predictions. There are just too many variables. Logically the most significant variable is the sun, not humans. Today, we can not precisely predict the exact temperature in the near future much less over years and decades.

I would like to take a moment and thank Valdosta mall security and VPD. Weekend nights at the mall are horrendous. The juveniles are dropped off, no parents, standing around blocking stores making it nearly impossible to shop. I have noticed security on several occasions make these rude kids leave. Have you irresponsible parents taught your kids nothing in the means of respect?

Get your facts right before committing. Winn Dixie is not taking over Harvey's. Harvey’s, Food Lion; and Winn Dixie is all owned by Bi-Lo. Harvey's sold out to Food Lion and Winn Dixie was sold to Bi-Lo. Bi-Lo now owns Food Lion. All Bi-Lo is doing is using the well known names.

I don’t know what in the world happened to the beautiful right of ways in the City of Lake Park, I used to ride home everyday and notice how neat they were. Well, not any more! They look very bad now. Please make our city beautiful again.

Well that person probably heard about the lie detector tests on the Internet, it fit his way of thinking, so it had to be true. Probably one of those big government types wants to establish a new agency to employ polygraph people in the government.

Let's not get "4,000 emergency calls in a year” mixed up with "pulling a burning child from a building" and budget talks. I went to pick my child up at school one day, he said he was sick. When I arrived there was an ambulance and a fire department ladder truck. My heart dropped, I asked what was wrong? The reply, “Some child had an asthma attack.” I remember my reply, "that's a mighty big truck to fight an asthma attack."