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December 7, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, December 7, 2012

VALDOSTA — A big rave for the Valdosta Middle School Christmas band concert. The band sounded great and the percussion ensemble was fantastic!

What is wrong with some of you people? It bothers you that badly that pastors get paid? Not all of their salary comes straight from tithes. I personally volunteer as a teacher and have several leader positions in the church. And I can speak with certainty that it does not bother me, nor the other church volunteers, that we do not get paid, but our pastor does.

Got a solution to immigration and over population. Those who want to come to America legally, and work as a citizen, please let them come. Those who so desperately want to secede from the union, let them go to Mexico, there...problem solved.

To the person complaining about your precious "tax" dollars being used to subsidize the person living on $330/month, you are actually subzidizing all those without health insurance now who use the hospital emergency rooms for health care and can't pay. President Obama's plan is for more people to pay into the system that everyone uses.

The citizens of Lowndes voted against the SPLOST because they disapproved of the projects. Most however will agree with the fairness of the tax.

Has anything been heard about paving White Water Road? This street is getting worse from the beginning to the end of it. Please pave it, not patch it.

Please help protect Moody AFB. Please call your county commissioner (there are currently three that will vote on Tuesday) and ask them to vote NO on the ULDC text amendment. We cannot take a gamble and lose the base.

To the ranter that had to wait only 30 minutes for an ambulance, consider yourself lucky! In Lanier County, we have to wait for another county to send one because ours is either busy or on another call.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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