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January 6, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

-- — You are many times more likely to be killed by someone using a cell phone while driving than by a rifle of any type. So, when are you liberals going to start calling for cell phone bans?

I'm sorry; call me stupid. But can someone please explain to me how someone riding in a taxi can get a ticket from the police?

My Christmas decorations are still up. It has nothing to do with commercialism, nor does it have anything to do with trying to prolong the season, prove a point or anything else some of you people can come up with. I simply haven't had the time or energy to take it down. Should you find yourself with nothing to do one day, please come over and I'll let you take everything down and put it away.  

When will people understand that buying gas once a week will not lower gas prices? Why not sit at home for two or three weeks? Laughable.

Everyone needs to fill up on Friday and not buy gas the rest of the week." Really? Think.

While the ranter had good advice for VSU students, all people of all ages need to do that. Another thought: let's all of us, including the law enforcers, obey the posted 35 mph speed limit on Patterson and Oak Streets.

Civility among all age groups and economic groups is at an all time low! Be nice.

The officer gives a ticket to the passengers of a taxi? Something is fishy with your story. Maybe the Taxi driver got the ticket. If the driver broke the law then he/she gets a ticket. I am sure there is some law or rule that states that if a taxi is pulled over by the law, they have to stop the meter.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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