Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 5, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

VALDOSTA — Once again, please educate yourselves on topics before speaking. First, you should understand the different types of ice in the world. There is a difference between sea ice and glacial ice (ice covering land). Second, the changes in sea ice and glacial ice are complicated. You cannot look at one particular area (e.g. Arctic ice) and draw sound conclusions.

Where can I apply for traffic light coordinator? I do not have a degree in the field but I do have common sense.

Congrats to the staff at Pine Grove Middle School for hosting more than 300 archers Saturday for the National Archery in the Schools program regional tournament state qualifier. It was a well-run event!

Here we go again with all the LHS band complaining. Let's do some fact checking. When your child wants to participate in band, you sign up for all that goes with it. If you can't afford to have your child in band along with the expenses, then find an alternate activity for your child. LHS Bridgemen have been to a lot of places costing just as much as next year’s trip. There will be many that won't be going, but don't spoil the trip for the others that are.  

If the state authorizes a person to drive and that person kills someone in a car wreck, shouldn't the state share some of the responsibility?

Georgia is one of only five states that prohibit carry of firearms in churches. Churches should be able to make that decision for themselves instead of the state making it for them.

The state authorizes a person to drive, hunt, practice medicine, practice law, open a restaurant, build, etc., that could result in similar outcomes. I don't believe the state is responsible unless they could reasonably foresee something happening. Let's not start legislating on the basis of what "might" happen.

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    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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