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December 19, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

-- — I’m tired of every time we have a shooting it comes down to gun control as the answer. There are shootings on the streets of every major city in this country. We don’t do away with the thugs and gangsters. It’s not the guns. It’s the sick individuals that use them.

With the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, we need to seriously think about having a full-time DARE officer in all the elementary schools.

Enough is enough! I will personally work to see that any member of the legislature and Congress who doesn’t take action on gun control defeated. One simple pistol per person and a couple of hunting rifles is plenty.

Each year, 15,000 Americans, hundreds of them little children, are killed by drunk drivers. Outlaw alcohol? Outlaw cars? Pass a law that you cannot drink and drive?

I was rear-ended on my bike at the end of the toy run and the other biker did not stop after crushing my rear fender. I ride a 2011 Fatboy, yellow, and the guy that hit me rode a blue-and-silver Harley and had a white beard. Anyone with information please post and I will repost with contact information. Merry Christmas!

To all the parents, always tell your children and loved ones you love them because it may be the last time you had that choice. Thank you and  have a blessed day.

To the person complaining about the school encouraging kids to see “Lincoln,” if we can’t teach them history then they will never learn how we got to where we are. I personally took my 9- and 13-year-old children to see it!

Driving on Bemiss Road on Friday and Ray Norton Tire Auto Center is already flying the flag at half mast. Somebody who did that needs a pat on the back. Praise the Lord!

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

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