Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 4, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, January 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why do you care so much about someone else not paying their student loans? Pay yours if you have any and mind your business. Or if you're so worried, you can pay theirs too!

Obama’s vacation back-and-forths to Hawaii over the holidays are costing the taxpayers over $7 million. If a Republican president had squandered our hard-earned dollars in this manner, the mainstream media would be going berserk.

Someone asked the difference between Republicans and Democrats: That won't fit in 60 words or less. Fiscally, "conservatives" understand that money is the people's on loan to the government, whereas liberals think the money is the government's, on loan to the people. Then there are all the social issues. Then there are all the moral issues.

I know two local law enforcement officers who speed and drive aggressively off duty. Their hypocrisy is amazing. This does not make the police department and sheriff's department look good and it should be addressed. On the other hand, rave to a VPD officer I saw in his squad car who was driving carefully and following the rules.

Following all the vehicle "upgrades" due to Christmas, now would be a great time for VPD to enforce the loud music laws. The bass is aggravating.

Depending on your Christian denomination, Christmas doesn't necessarily end on Dec. 25. For example, Episcopalians celebrate until Jan. 6.

Did you stop to think that the officer pulling over a taxi may have been talking to someone who had been verbally abusive? Just because they rode in a taxi doesn't mean they didn't do something wrong.

If we are going to ban guns, rifles, pistols, etc., because someone used it in a negative way, then let’s ban crow bars, screwdrivers, knives, cars, telephones, computers and steel-stoe boots. All of these things have been used in a negative way also. If guns kill people, then forks make people fat and pencils misspell words.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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