Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

VALDOSTA — My opinion: All law-enforcement agencies should be able to check legal citizen status and report offenders to ICE for deportation. That being said, in light of recent car and home invasions are those found guilty of crimes checked for legal entry status? If not legal, fine and deport. We have enough of our own confined criminals to support.  

I am not feeling the whole online job application process that most businesses require now. The online assessments are tedious and applicants are of course going answer what they think the company wants to hear. So what’s the point? Not to mention it is so impersonal and the company isn’t seeing who is actually applying.

Walkers, bikers, and drivers pay attention: walkers walk with traffic; bikers ride toward traffic;

drivers, pay attention and all obey.

A student was hit by a car on the way to school because there was no sidewalk. Valdosta needs sidewalks everywhere and especially near our schools. I would like to ride bikes with my kids to school but there is no safe bike routes to school either.

Something needs to done about all the rental houses in Valdosta that do not take care of the yards. Maybe the landlords need to include lawncare in the rent. The city and county need to stay on top of this!

Earlier this week, students attended an anti-bullying assembly at various schools in Lowndes County and Valdosta. Teachers brought their students to the assembly under the assumption that bullying would be discussed. The assembly turned out to be an advertisement for a car giveaway at a local church. When may my church have precious classroom time to recruit new youth group members?

A big RAVE to the ladies at 1st America Infusion! They are always so kind, helpful, and encouraging. They make the infusion process much easier. Thank you!

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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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