Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 3, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, July 3, 2014

VALDOSTA — A big rave to Colquitt Electric for restoring power so quickly Monday. With this heat wave it could have been a very bad situation. Great job.

If you think these road repairs are bad, travel to Indiana, where we have just returned from.

This town kills me. You expect to have your sewage problem that runs into the river, police and fire protection, road repairs and new paving, etc., without paying for it. Your taxes are nowhere near the taxes in many Northern states. Shaking my head, y’all.

Sea level rising ... check. Glaciers retreating (melting) ... check. Sustained interruption of normal weather patterns ... check. Polar ice sheets shrinking and breaking apart ... check. Rich Republicans squawking and denying science for the sake of a buck ... check! I rest my case.

Conservatives actually believe that anybody who doesn’t agree with them doesn’t “love and honor” our country.

So Cal Thomas, who has no education or work experience in science, knows better than thousands of actual scientists?

Gun toting nuts? Racists? First, I have as much right to carry a weapon as you do not to carry one. Just because someone does so does not make them a “nut.” Secondly, just because I disagree with much of the President’s policies doesn’t make me a racist. I disagreed with some of Bush’s policies, Clinton’s policies, etc. Does that make me a racist?

Thanks to our legislators (bought and paid for by the NRA). It looks like we are going to return to the days of gunfights in the streets. I feel so much safer (not).

I am weary. In God We Trust on our currency is for the individual to use according to their belief. The zealots, lay believers and know-better-than-you folks are wearing me out. Anger and hatred have no place in religion, Christian or any other. Each person to their own belief is freedom of religion.

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

    July 17, 2014

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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

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