Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 12, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, September 12, 2013

VALDOSTA — Don't take it for granted you won't be hit by a car when you are walking and texting or talking on your cell. Get into reality before you can't anymore. Also, yard workers should stay off the road when traffic is coming.

What happened to the Brooks County Band? The little band with the big sound is not the little band with no sound. No playing during the game, no uniforms, no marching at half time. What happened?

I would think we had enough tax revenue to pave our streets in gold and have carousels and fountains in every park. City and state directors, supervisors, and managers are making high enough salaries to live in mansions. I believe we're doing great.

Your church may be quiet, but the one we attend is loud with celebration of the Lord.

To the person complaining about those who take advantage of programs that they don't need, I suggest that you MYOB. As one who has experienced having much, to now, having very little; I can say that you don't know a person's story by just looking. Those expensive possessions were bought during the "good times.” Now that tragedy has come to stay, these things remain. They do not reflect the true nature of one's plight. Try being a real Christian and be quiet!

So people really can find anything to complain about. Sitting in the bar of a restaurant is far from peaceful and relaxing. My spouse, child and I often sit in a booth in the bar area because my child loves watching sports. We would never sit him at the bar but at times, we do ask to sit in the area. And I can assure you, you're more disturbing to us than my child is to you.

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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

  • 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

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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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    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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