Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

-- — Spitting tobacco and other nasty habits are the result of poor upbringing by the parents. If the adults in the family don’t care or correct the bad behavior, then why should the kids change those kinds of habits? It all starts at home, folks.

Having to pay for maternity benefits through Obamacare when one doesn’t need it. Yeah, that’s a real good sign of an improved health-care plan and/or system. Obamacare is somehow supposed to be the next best thing, huh? Time to do some rethinking on the subject.

I’m getting fed up with the Lowndes County School System! They continue to disrespect teachers. We have more students in our classes and are still furloughed. This is ridiculous.

I don’t understand why the stores want to open on Thanksgiving. Black Friday means Friday shopping and Thanksgiving to spend with your family. I wish people in Valdosta would boycott this so maybe they will go back to Friday. I have been shopping on Black Friday for 20 years, but I refused to give up my family time this year.

So you get your news from the network that predicted a Romney landslide?

If your husband’s insurance is truly that much and he doesn’t make more than 110K a year, then you are due subsidies. The insurance company is gouging you and it has to do with Obamacare.

Yes, we do need a traffic signal at Connell and Bemiss. What we also need is a traffic-management system that promotes good traffic flow, not the dysfunctional mess we have now.

Now we need to post a billboard on the interstate thanking visitors and vacationers for their 52 percent support in paying for Valdosta’s wastewater treatment plant under SPLOST VII.

The Northridge fence on Bemiss Road is a disgrace. It needs to be repaired  or torn down.

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  • Rants & Raves

    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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