Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 8, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, May 8, 2014

VALDOSTA — So for the last few years, it’s been called “Obamacare.” Now people are signing up and projections are favorable, it’s now called the “Affordable Care Act” ... Republicans are toooooo funny.

People keep harping about the Confederate flag. Why can’t they take time to research the history behind the flag and perhaps they will find it has nothing to do with racism. If it was not for people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, we could all get along.

Just finished volunteering at the South Georgia Classic, held on the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. It makes a great professional sporting event. However, to the rowdy, boisterous spectators ... during the South Georgia Classic, you were an embarrassment to yourselves, your sponsor and South Georgia. If you go to a golf tournament, fully expect to be silent when shots are being made. If you can’t hold your liquor, or your tongue, don’t come. For the rest of you, I hope to see you next year.

Interesting that the ranter in Tuesday’s paper described the young man in Walmart carrying a semi-automatic pistol as “very tattooed.” I have a question. What does that have to do with anything?

Thanks, Lake Park City Council and mayor. Thank you all so much.

Thanks for listening, Lake Park City Council.

Thank God for the three council members of Lake Park.

Dear Scarlett, if you are going to have the vapors every time you see a man with tattoos carrying a pistol at Walmart, then you should start letting the domestic help do the shopping.

The Bill of Rights is one of the greatest achievements of Western Civilization. The First Amendment grants freedom of speech and religion. The Second grants the means to defend it ... even at Walmart when wearing tattoos.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

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

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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