Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 13, 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.

It's true what the previous driver wrote in about. As you're driving south on North Oak Street and come to West Alden Avenue, if you turn right onto West Alden you go over a large buckle in the pavement. It nearly turned my car over. I know the city can correct that if they just would. Might take 30 minutes. How about it city? Are you reading the paper?

OK, let's forget about the rats, the sewage problems, the paving, the traffic light mess, and talk about something we can all agree on — a larger arts center. We've out grown the one at the bank. It's elbow to elbow and there are plenty of empty buildings around town ( 5-points) that are two to three times the square footage and with adequate parking too.

So the filthy rich people refuse to help with their taxes with things that "we all need?” The rich already pay more total money than everybody else in this country. Why do you think they owe you anything more? You proved your point: “every man for himself.”

I find it absurd when a ‘Good Christian’ plays up being the victim of religious discrimination in the most predominantly Christian populated area of the country. This is not Africa or the Middle East! In the United States, Christian owned companies are opting out of Federal laws, and gaining exemption status for taxes while other religions are being denied their rights to present themselves as more than vilified stereotypes. Don't believe me? Look up the zoning and development request for an Islamic Community Center that was denied simply because of their affiliation.

If the millions of "bad guys" that use guns to do illegal harm to others had no guns, the thousands of killing fields in cities across the U.S. would be more gruesome. They would have to use legal things like bats, axes, chain-saws, etc., to do harm to others. Would the "good guys" then have their bats, axes, and chain-saws taken from them?

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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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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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