Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 7, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

-- — Fact 1: The problem is with the city waste system! Fact 2: Why should county taxes go up to help pay for city problems!?

In the Republican Party, to which I have been a life-long member, we expect to hear diverse opinions, including some that don’t follow the party line. So don’t assume that those who disagree with you are liberal or government leaches. This is a “political” party and not a cult. We strongly support freedom of speech.

Three days without government has been wonderful. They haven’t been able to pass any laws or levy any taxes; have you been affected at all? I hope the Dems refuse to cooperate and we stay like this for a long time; I love less government!!

May I remind all complaining about dogs pooping in their yard — we have a deal! They provide the unconditional love. We provide the yards.

Hail to the Tea Party and the other Republicans for standing up for America and what is right for its citizens. We have too long been a country that embraces and enables those who are entitled. We need to go back to what made this country great in the first place, which is working hard and sacrificing to make a better life for ourselves and our children. People need to stop whining ... Be willing to fight for what is right. President Obama will be judged more for what he didn’t do than what he did!

Tea Party intellectuals? Are these people not cut from the same loaf as the folks who say the Earth is only 6,000 years old, deny global warming and climate change, and think the South was justified in seceding from the Union?

Come on VLPR — it’s soccer season. How about cutting back the trees that are blocking the parking lot in Vallotton Park? They are making it difficult to drive and park.

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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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