Valdosta Daily Times

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January 24, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 24, 2013

VALDOSTA — Almost all that stand begging by the road or stores are not homeless or in need of money as you think. You can witness the same ones using handouts for cigarettes, beer, etc., in nearby stores. Some of them even car pool and brag how much they make every day.

I hate being forced to use a garbage pickup company with no other choices. That is no different than communism. Connections in the business world gets you everywhere.

When you notified us to let us know that you will collect garbage on Monday, Jan. 21, you should have  also stated that you will not collect the recycled blue boxes. Nobody had their recycled boxes emptied when they picked up the trash on Monday, Jan. 21.

Do your homework, people. Every president ever elected in the United States has written at least one executive order. As for Obama writing more than others, he’s actually on par with George W. Bush’s rate.

So it’s fair to say we have a president that feels that those that have never finished school, worked a job, been a productive member of society deserve to live the same way I do by justifying social welfare programs. How sick is that?

The same party yelling about the President taking away their guns is the one that tried to deny minorities and the poor their voting rights in 2012.

Is it all right to run a red light when it does not change for more than two minutes? I have never seen red lights that you have to “trick” in order for them to turn green. Come on, city workers!

I don’t “hide” behind the Constitution. I believe in it and think the government should follow it. There are legal ways to make amendments to it no matter what you believe.

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    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

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    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

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    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.

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