Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

-- — I’m sorry, but I’m not seeing very many businesses making huge profits. I’m seeing more and more businesses closing. Did you read what one business owner said: “With all of the costs associated with operations, the owner is the first one to go without a paycheck, sometimes for months at a time!?” He’s not alone; this is quite common today. Stop looking at it as “us” against “them” and start concentrating on all “our” kids’ futures!

It’s funny how you say that people ignorantly state that an ARs’ only function is to kill people, when really, the purpose and function of any firearm is to threaten and kill people. I doubt the Chinese invented firearms over 1,300 years ago for any other purpose than that. They certainly didn’t invent it for the sole purpose of skeet shooting and competitions.

Under Obamacare, you will pay a tax for not having insurance. Back in the good ol’ days if you didn’t have health insurance, you were not taxed. What else will I be taxed for not having?

Great idea ... minimum wage $9 per hour. Get ready for everything to go up even more. So in the long run, nothing changes.

Seniors, be cautious on people calling to get you to buy Medicare.

Quit littering and act like adults! I’ve seen 2-year-olds pick up after themselves and whine less! Get over it and quit being so nasty! What do your homes look like?! Wrong focus - look in the mirror and clean it with some freaking Windex!

I didn’t realize Valdosta had so many people on the Senate Arms Committee to know exactly what the president said or did in a given situation. Where do you receive your intelligence debrief, oh I know....Fox News?

“The size of your paycheck shouldn’t determine your child’s future,” Obama told about 600 teachers and parents. So fund his free preschool increase by reducing government salaries and benefits. Obama said, “paycheck size shouldn’t determine a child’s future.” So make themselves less rich to help the poor. Then, will all that are Democrats remain so?

I recently had surgery at SGMC and to my pleasant surprise I received a card in the mail from a wonderful team of nurses. So a rave out to Barbara, Melody, Gwanda, Mandy and Kim for their great care and attention given that day and every day. Thank you and keep up your good daily works caring for your patients.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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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

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    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

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