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November 18, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

-- — There’s no other way to put it: the people wanting to secede are traitors.

Earthquakes seem to be happening with greater frequency and magnitude. I am sure some will point out this is the fault of President Obama.

I hear you, my brother veteran. We dedicate over half our life to the defense and freedom of our country so that those that have never had a productive day in their life can make welfare and free handouts a lifestyle.

I had four stitches at the ER for a total of $1,300. I didn’t have insurance, but I paid it all off. However, when I came back at the appointed time to have the stitches removed, I found that there was an extra charge for that. So I went home, got some scissors and tweezers and removed the stitches myself.

The truth of the cuts to the military are not what the hawks want us to believe. The military wants to be smaller in manpower; and lean heavier on technology. No longer is a military based on millions used as cannon fodder.

“Can we please get Whitewater Road repaved instead of patched. The holes are reopening again for the third or fourth time.” Just one more thing that SPLOST was supposed to have taken care of.

To the person complaining about paramedics “driving right up behind a vehicle and turning the sirens and lights on.” Have you ever considered that a call may have come in when they happen to be sitting behind you? Therefore, the timing of turning their lights and sirens on happen to be while they are behind you?

Most agree. Preachers who work full-time for a church shouldn’t make pennies. But our tithe and offerings should not have to purchase and pay taxes for a home in Kinderlou Forrest or Stone Creek. It should not be used for that extravagance.

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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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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