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September 6, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why does it always seem  as if the ones who least deserve get, and the ones who deserve get left out? Teachers aren't the only ones being swindled. Managers and superintendents need to appreciate their hard working employees before they find someone who does.

I do not think children should be allowed in the bar area of restaurants. The bar area should be reserved for adults who wish to eat their meal in a peaceful atmosphere.

A ranter shared that Valdosta gets a $9.95 franchise fee from Mediacom. Please tell us the franchise fee Valdosta collects from other providers like Dish, etc. More importantly, tell us the total amount of fees collected each year and what it bought for us?

Why in the heck am I paying Mediacom to have a monopoly on our services?  That is a fee the company should pay out of their pocket to have that luxury! It is time Valdosta got off their rumps and start doing something for the people instead of themselves! The money is great for the city, but at what expense to the people?

So, President Obama is quick to retaliate against Muslims being killed in Syria, but he does nothing when Americans get murdered in Benghazi. Hmmm. Think on that one.

If teachers get pay deductions for furlough days, then the Lowndes County Board of Education is seriously wrong for giving others raises. Oh, I forgot, it's not called furlough days any more, it's a "modified calendar." Either way, teachers get a big deduction from their paycheck each month no matter what they call it.

Glad to see the county teachers are being so vocal about these raises. No pay increase for seven years! It will make you sad to know the one responsible still has a job after all that. I hope his new position works out. Without an air-conditioned office!

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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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