Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 14, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, February 14, 2013

VALDOSTA — The AR-15 is a great hunting rifle despite what some would have you believe. Remington and others have produced ARs specifically for hunting in multiple calibers. The Sportsman Channel's Modern Rifle Adventures, dedicated to hunting with the AR platform, illustrates weekly how popular this rifle has become. I wish politicians and others would get a clue before ignorantly stating the AR's only function is to kill people.

The Tea Party response to the State of the Union is being given by a Republican. Why do the Republicans get two responses?

So, if health care was high before Obamacare, what has Obamacare done for those who need it or those who have it and can't afford to use it? The answer is nothing to benefit us. It will only raise costs and make it even harder to get quality health care. Obama might have good intentions, but didn't create an accurate solution.

Noticed an old mattress, Christmas tree and other trash on Orr Road yesterday. I guess we can look forward to more of the same as our new county garbage collection policy takes effect. I would stop and pick up this trash and take it to the nearest drop off center, but, oh yeah, they are all closed now.

The Valdosta BOE members were chosen by the people to represent the people. They should not have to get community input on who the superintendent should be. Most people outside of education do not understand what the job involves. The candidate should be picked based on qualifications and not skin color. That is discrimination.

We are paid $3 to $20 a hour less than other states or bigger cities. Yet Valdosta's cost of living has skyrocketed. Average hours and pay here is 20 hours and at $7.50/hour. Even if two people are working this, they can't survive or struggle to make ends meet. The problem started with greed, then exportation, and now it's technology. Some       states recently gave a raise to their minimum wage. It’s now a little over $9/hour. That's where we should be         also. Write your congressman.

I say that the taxes that were already being collected for trash disposal in Lowndes County go towards those living on fixed incomes and seniors to help with the       cost of trash collection. While $12.80 a month might not be much, some are already struggling just to eat and buy medication. Come on Lowndes, put our tax money to some actual good use!

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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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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