Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 21, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

- — At what point will people accept that there are such things as accidents, and as tragic as they may be, authorities cannot always be everywhere and prevent everything? I'm terribly sorry for the loss of a young man's life, but to accuse the sheriff's department of not doing enough and the school system for not protecting students is wrong. 

To the person who said: After a free election, how is this now a dictatorship? Bypassing Congress and writing executive orders is how. FDR did the same thing only to have several of his executive orders later ruled unconstitutional. If this were a Republican president doing the same thing, I bet you'd feel different.

What a shame that all schools in Berrien County don't allow teachers and staff to participate in dress down Fridays. If one school participates, it should be open to all schools. What a way to boost morale.

How about more sports page one stories on Valdosta basketball? They are doing really well and rarely get the coverage they deserve.

Be more concerned with what God thinks of you  than what people think of you. Love people and use things, not love things and use people.

So which one of Obama's great gun plans would have stopped the latest shootings? None of them! It's just another one of his attempts to take away our second amendment rights.

When I go into a sporting goods store and see guns and ammo plastered with imagery for "fighting Zombies," I think we should see some changes to America's gun laws. Just because we have the right to own firearms, doesn't mean we have to glamorize it. These are dangerous tools and shouldn't be made to look cool for false reasons to the wrong audience. 

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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