Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 26, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

-- — The city needs to check those Christmas decorations at Five Points. The lights don’t all work. They run out of SPLOST money for that, too.

I would like to send a rave out to Mrs. Robin McCauley at the Baytree Branch Bank of Ozarks. She was very patient and sweet while helping me set up my accounts. Thanks again!

A big rave to all of the restaurants in town  who were open during Thanksgiving for the families to celebrate together and those who can’t cook their own food. Thanks for giving the opportunities to families to get together and be together during the holiday. This is what the holidays are all about.

Please keep the recycling centers open. I will be willing to pay more.

As a Democrat, I want to give credit to Saxby Chambliss who is a Republican who is putting the American people ahead of a pledge that has tied his hands to make his own decisions. He is a new leader of the GOP.

I saw many going to the food bank this past Thanksgiving in Lexuses, Escalades, Nissan SUVs, etc. The food bank is supposed to be for the poor and hungry. There were fat people there also. They didn’t look hungry to me.

I don’t find it “upsetting” that people put up their Christmas lights early. We’re going to have our Thanksgiving dinner and look at our neighbors’ Christmas lights. They’re pretty!

I would like to suggest that the people who don’t want to see Christmas lights yet take a trip to Mount Crumpet and visit the Grinch for a while instead of pestering the happy folk here in Whoville!

To the person that said they voted against SPLOST because “only the rich people would benefit from the projects,” please tell me about all those fat cats and “Daddy” Warbuckses that frequent the Valdosta library, I’m all ears.

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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

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    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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