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Rant & Raves

April 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

-- — In addition to writing in to the rant and rave, I hope you actually called the school too regarding the head lice. Or went up there in person. At my son's school, they check pretty often and then send a note home, letting parents know their child was checked and whether lice was found or not.

I just watched Senator Lindsey Graham on Face the Nation saying the US should use missiles to destroy the Syria air force. When is the US going to learn that you are not going to change these largely Muslim nations with military intervention. Those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat it: the Crusades, Russia in Afghanistan, etc.

A big thumbs down to Moulton Branch Elementary for failing to provide water to the students at the field day event. Young children in the hot sun for three hours, no water, just isn't right. Yet, a golf cart drove around handing out cans of soda to the volunteers. None of the outdoor water fountains work. The snow cones, offered only after the event, were a nice effort but they needed water. Not thick sugary drinks.

I understand the appeal process drags out sentences but when a person is caught dead to rights or admits to being guilty or a party to murder why does it take this country 30 plus years to put them to death? Also when trying to get a suspect to admit guilt why do they offer them a life sentence instead of say five years versus immediate execution after found guilty in a court of law? The old west was much more efficient in carrying out sentences.

I am confused! I work and pay my own healthcare and because I have not met my deductible I have to pay $700 up front before I get my MRI? I don't have it and will have to deal with the pain! My child who has to pay for a school lunch will get a cheese sandwich and milk if he/she has to charge lunch in May instead of a regular lunch? Why are people who work and pay for health insurance and taxes getting punished?

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  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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