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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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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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

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