Valdosta Daily Times

November 26, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — 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.

While it is generally early for the Christmas decorations, there may be a reason. Maybe there is a parent deploying over Christmas and they are celebrating early. Maybe there is a terminal illness and the person may not live until the holiday. If it really bothers you, don’t pay any attention ... just sayin’.

Want better traffic flow in Valdosta? When you are making a left turn, don’t sit behind the crosswalk line. Move into the intersection and wait for your opening. It is legal, safer and keeps traffic moving.