Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 20, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, November 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Thanks to the person in front of me at Zacadoos on  Baytree Road who paid for my breakfast last Friday. This is the first time in my life this has happened to me. I thank you.

During a recent procedure at SGMC Outpatient Center, I met three caring and compassionate professionals. Thank you Dr. Querin, Katrina, RTUR and the young man from the lab.

Many thanks to Lowndes 4-H for their Cloverleaf program! Congrats to all of those who participated in the District Project Achievement in Moultrie. Our area has many talented fifth and sixth grade students!

For those that didn't know him, James Oliver passed away recently. His house was the Snoopy House at Christmas on Jerry Jones Road and brought many years of excitement to young children. Thank you, Mr. Oliver, and God speed.

A big rave to the City of Valdosta for the Gornto cut through. It is just wonderful. Thank you so much!

I would like to thank all the restaurants in the local area that provided a free meal on Veterans Day to all who served this great nation. I would also like to thank those who orchestrated the Veterans Day events held at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. A classy event!

Many thanks to the faculty and staff at Moulton-Branch Elementary! We had a great time eating Thanksgiving lunch with our son in Mrs. Causey and Mrs. Dufresne's class. It was well-organized, the kids were adorable, and the food was great!

A rave to Ms. Smith for her recent Letter to the Editor. Being a Vietnam vet, I Grrr'ed a bit at the picture but then realized that after the draft ended, less than 1 percent of our population protects the rest. They just do not understand ... or maybe they do.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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