Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 25, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

-- — I’m all for giving food for Thanksgiving, but it is upsetting to see cars decked out with rims and new paint receiving food. If you can afford $30,000 to accessorize your car, you should let the people really struggling have the food.

I completely agree with the SPLOST ranter! Only the rich use the computers in the library for free Internet and the Mathis Auditorium for performances and gatherings! Wait, you mean those two facilities are used primarily by lower- to middle-income county citizens? That cannot be right. Only rich people benefit from SPLOST.

I'm one of those people who put up Christmas lights early. It’s a pain-in-the-neck job and I wanted to get it over with so I can enjoy the Christmas season without thinking about it. I haven’t turned them on yet and won’t until December.

I read three disturbing rants all in the same day. “OK liberals, your man won,” “Past revolutionaries,” “Marxist in the White House” ... Wow! Lord, still bless those who have such ill feelings towards our President.

Thank you, don’t want ambulances and fire trucks to speed through town? You would rather they drive 35 miles per hour? Personally, I would like for them to get there as fast as possible, not take 20 minutes to drive from the hospital to my house.

Who says that just because someone decorates for Christmas before Thanksgiving then that person must be materialistic and only concerned about “things”? Most people I know are quite the opposite. They love the holiday season so much, that they want to prolong it and spend more time in the holiday mood. Just because someone has a Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean they feel any less thankful for family, friends and God.

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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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