Valdosta Daily Times

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November 14, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 14, 2013

-- — You may have experience taking care of elderly people, but you also have experience stealing their credit cards and checks. You might not think that we remember, but we do. People, please check with the Nashville Police Department and the Valdosta Police Department to see if your newly hired sitter/nurse's aide has a criminal record.

You people are so funny. If you don't like Fox News, then don't watch it. Maybe give Al Jazeera a shot.

Kids who are bullies at school won't be punished because the school is afraid of a lawsuit by the bullies' parents. Is that a good reason not to punish somebody? Absolutely not, but that's the world we live in nowadays. It seems like the people who commit the crimes have more rights than the victims. That is so sad.

I am one of the millions that is losing his insurance because of Obamacare, and I promise you it is not a "subpar" insurance plan as the president likes to say. When I did get through on the Obamacare website, an identical plan (again my plan was not subpar or why would there be a similar plan on the website?) had a 50 percent increase in premium. Obama has lied again and again, this will kill the private insurance market and Obama will get what he wanted, single payer.

Why should we rely on spell check to make sure that we've spelled a word correctly? What did people do before computers? We're relying too much on these machines to do the thinking for us. Use your brain, people.

I don't like the idea of having somebody pay for my meal. Especially someone that is a complete stranger. What are they wanting in return? It's a nice gesture, but I would say, "Thanks, but no thanks." Too many "disturbed" people out in society today for me to allow something like that to happen to me.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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