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Rant & Raves

November 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

-- — To the ridiculous ranter who is upset by someone showing a random act of kindness: If you don’t want someone paying for your meal there is a solution, pay for your meal anyway and allow that amount to go toward someone who is worthy of the blessing! After all, it is called “paying it forward” for a reason!

I interview many young people for job openings with our company and three things are very prevalent. One, they can't look you in the eye and actually have a real conversation. Two, they have terrible spelling and grammar because of texting. Three, most young men suffer from ADHD which makes it extremely difficult to get or keep their attention and 100 percent of those suffering from this that I have worked with are “gamers.” Parents need to wake up and see what electronic devices are doing to their children.

Ate lunch on Sunday at the food court. I cleaned my mess up. Why can't others? Those people that clean should be commended for the messes that were left. Do people live like that at home? Kudos to the cleaning crew.

Valdostans should be ashamed. With all of the churches and other great organizations in this town, surely we can provide enough bell ringers so the Salvation Army doesn’t have to pay anyone.

The only problem with the light show in Madison is they do it on a very busy road. And all the idiots park on the edge of the road with their lights off. I am waiting for one of these people to get hit and want to sue someone for hitting them.

The person on North Valdosta Road probably knew he/she needed to turn —like every other person in the lane — and chose to speed past everyone hoping someone would let them in. Moral: get in line and be patient like the rest of us.

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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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