Valdosta Daily Times

May 8, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

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.

The (tattooed) man with the pistol at Walmart was exercising his right to not have bare arms.

Pastors in our presumably Christian places of worship who are supporting the open-carry gun law are cut from the same bolt of fabric the pastors 150 years ago who stated slavery was a God-approved institution.

To the ranter asking what the man with all the tattoos and carrying a side arm was afraid of ... I’m betting absolutely nothing! He can protect himself and loved ones and maybe others when some nut starts shooting people in a mall or store or maybe a school, etc.