Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 20, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Please charge at least a small rehoming fee to help assure your pet is going to a safer, loving home. The free ones are used and abused for bait/fighting, among other things. It is very much a local problem, as you may have read in the Times. They depend on you and if you can't afford to keep them, please find them a good home.

Can someone tell us why Hahira Elementary and Middle were not allowed to participate in homecoming week activities? Many of the other schools chose to allow the students to feel a part of homecoming week. Not Hahira. Participation should be county-wide!

Do not vote for another SPLOST until local governments cut out their own waste, misuse, and worthless departments and authorities. They have to prove they can be entrusted with the taxes they are already taking in before they can be given even more.

Thumbs down to those that don't call SPLOST a tax. The choice is a tax or a tax. The SPLOST tax is 1 percent on sales. Not a penny tax. But hundreds of dollars tax per year. The water treatment plant relocation is the crisis in "never waste a crisis.” If not in play, they would present another crisis to keep SPLOST.

Lowndes did not "run up the score" as many people seem to think. They pulled the starters and played JV and ninth graders for all of the second half. Do we expect these kids, who may not see the field again this season, to "take it easy?" Absolutely not. They deserve to play to the best of their ability just like everyone else.  

The reason we don't have more sidewalks and bike paths is because this city caters to its upper class citizens who drive around in their SUVs.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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    The rodeo was a great event for the area, but hopefully next year there will be more seating. Many people paid ahead of time and didn’t get to see anything.

    April 2, 2014

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