Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 2, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 3, 2014

--- — There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. We are victims of propaganda. Arctic ice is up 50 percent this year with no change in sea levels.

I am a band parent that does everything I can for my child to participate. For someone to tell me to use the many fundraisers, of which we do, that would raise that amount of money is ridiculous. That would be another full time job just to fundraise. And I would like to keep my friends, instead of having them run from me because I am always trying to get them to buy something. To even think of having a band trip that less than 1/3 of the band can participate in is complete selfishness out of every leader that has approved this trip.

HB-875, why do we need to be armed at church and why mix alcohol with someone strapped with a weapon at their side in a bar?

I would bet that less than half the LHS band can afford to go on a $2,000 trip. Can't the band come up with an option that most band members can afford? Seems really unfair to those that don't have a ton of money to spend.

If the state authorizes a person to carry a concealed weapon and that person later murders someone over loud music or texting in a theater, is not the state partially responsible for the event?

I think it's wonderful that the Lowndes Band has an opportunity to visit our 50th state and play at the Arizona Memorial. The trip is over a year away and they have ample time to save and earn their money. My grandchildren are working hard and doing without a big Christmas and vacation this year. Don't be jealous!

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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