Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 11, 2012

Rant and Rave for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

VALDOSTA — On any given Saturday in South Georgia, many runners are out supporting their local charities by running a 5K or 10K. However, I only occasionally see photos and results from any of these races. Would it kill the VDT to run a few more photos of these races —maybe make one of the football, baseball or basketball photos smaller?

If you can give an animal a good, caring home, please adopt one from the animal shelter. There are so many and they need you, not to be put to death. Please!

Why did Berrien let go of another football coach a few weeks ago?

Listen people, if the county recycling centers are closed, take your trash back home! Center hours and days of operation are clearly posted at each site. Holiday schedules are posted at the entrance to each site as well. If you continue to throw trash over the fence, you will get caught, so beware.

To the person in the white truck throwing garbage over the fence at the Mineola site, I just want to tell you that I got your tag and it won’t be long before you get a visit from code enforcement.

The Affordable Health Care Act does not allow capitalistic competition to continue. It limits charges and undermines prices to such an extent that private insurance cannot compete with it, which will result in a single payer system eventually. It also requires the purchase of a product, something the federal government cannot do constitutionally.

Broccoli is a good thing. But if the federal government forced you to purchase broccoli, would you be happy? If you refused to buy broccoli and the government then fined you for your refusal, would you be happy? That is part of the debate about the socialistic health care plan.

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