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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    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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