Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 17, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 17, 2013

VALDOSTA — Since when is the concept of banning access to certain types of weapons and magazines the same as ‘banning all guns’? That is the level of response that is unfortunately expected from uneducated tools of Faux News.

I agree, instead of going to the authorities, first check with the owners of horses, we also were reported for not feeding and watering our horses. When the authorities came to check, they found two 1,000-pound bales of hay in the fields and 140 gallons of water. For the owner of the collicking horse, try putting her in a trailer and driving for an hour or so, this helps relieve the colic. Hope she is OK.

Every student and parent who commented, posted, and passed on information about Kendrick Johnson should have to issue a public apology on their social site. Speculation and rumors about drugs, gangs and murder flying through the air and that poor mother could only remember him as her beautiful baby boy.

Well, it's official. American's paid a record price at the pump last year and started 2013 with record high gas prices. The supplies are up, with 2.5 million barrels more than thought, and demand is down. This is a result of the policies of this president running up our debt, thereby devaluing the dollar!

I wonder where all the people ranting about cyclists would have us ride, when we live in a community with so few designated bike lanes or paths. The city should implement a pedestrian and cycling plan into our road infrastructure, especially with the amount of foot and bike traffic around the university.

If you are one of the parents that lobbied so hard for your student to have a cellphone at school: don't be upset now that they used them when the student died at school! Parents are responsible for teaching kids discretion!

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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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    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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