Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 12, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, December 12, 2013

VALDOSTA — How do you know if the person with a shopping buggy full of groceries in front of you paying with their EBT card isn’t disabled, a veteran, a disabled veteran or someone who works full time and still can’t make ends meet? How do you know that person in front of you isn’t just as entitled to benefits as you are? You have no idea unless you ask someone and why would you? It’s not really any of your business. Why do so many people feel so entitled  to other people’s business? Not much of your tax money is going towards others’ EBT cards.

American fascination with communist revolutionaries goes on. Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, all successful revolutionaries that killed thousands for the communist cause. Ironically as Nelson Mandela’s funeral is being attended by three American presidents, the people of Kiev Ukraine tore down the statue of Lenin yesterday, another “father of Communism” that killed millions in Russia. What do they know that most Americans haven’t figured out yet?

To the ranter about Star Parker and Cal Thomas being hypocrites. Do you even know what a hypocrite is? Read all the columns and make your own decision about their content. Might surprise you. Remember, practice what you preach or you may be a hypocrite.

It is sad to go into the stores this Christmas where there is no Christmas music to enjoy and listen to while you shop. Something is wrong with this as they want you to buy merchandise for Christmas, which they have no problem with and they also sell the Christmas music and sell the movies.

To Tuesday’s ranter, you’re obviously coming to the discussion a bit late. No one is complaining about paying public school taxes. The parallel was simply being drawn between paying for a service like public schools which you may never use to paying for a service like maternity benefits which you may never use.

Several companies offer Internet in Valdosta. What is this monopoly you speak of? It’s not like we are talking about trash pick up.

We have two Internet end suppliers here (AT&T and Mediacom). You may pay a different company (i.e. Vwave) that may have some control over usage limits, but AT&T owns the phone lines and they determine speeds, quality, etc. Mediacom owns the cable lines.

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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

  • 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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