Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 30, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

VALDOSTA — To the person who said Dianne Feinstein said all vets are mentally ill, you are absolutely false. I would encourage you to check the committee meeting minutes from which this reference came before making such egregious accusations.

Make it to church on time, no excuses?! That’s exactly why those who don’t attend church think all Christians are judgmental and hypocritical. How about you welcome them, say you’re glad to see them, hope everything is OK. Maybe they had a sick family member, maybe they had car problems, maybe it was just a bad morning. Come to my church; we’ll welcome you, even if you make the last five minutes.

I wholeheartedly disagree. I’m a reader who submits raves often for wonderful people, services, and experiences in our community. I go out of my way to ask people for their name so that I can recognize them for their great service and attitude in our paper. It’s always neat to see the person later with a cut-out of the article in their area. It gives them a sense of pride that they don’t often get in this mean, cruel, hateful world of ours.

For those who are against the carry permits, perhaps you would be happier in Chicago, where there is a ban, on guns, ammo, etc. Of course they have the highest murder rate in the U.S.A., as do other places that ban guns. It is places where guns are carried that have the lowest rates of violent crime!

Thank you, Rolla Henderson, for your article in Sunday’s Times about the decline of our great country. Your thoughts are right on, I’m sad to say.

Thank you South Georgia Medical Center for holding a free skin cancer screening at the SGMC Berrien Hospital. It was very appreciated and all the ladies were super nice who worked it. Thank you, SGMC and Dr. Cole!

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • 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!

    July 21, 2014

  • 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!

    July 20, 2014

  • 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.

    July 17, 2014

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