Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 11, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

VALDOSTA — 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.

Congratulations to Crestwood Nursing Home on your  five star rating. You are the best. Thank  you for taking care of my loved one. Your caring staff is just  wonderful.

A Rant for our Chamber. Why does Tifton have a Joann’s Fabric and Craft store and Valdosta that is much bigger and populated not have any? You have to go to Tallahassee or Albany. There should be a Joann’s or Hancocks in Valdosta. We have a lot of sewers and crafters and we don’t always have what is needed. Let’s keep our money in town and fix this problem.

Congressional Republicans have blocked bills entitling women to equal pay, tighter restrictions and background checks on gun ownership, want to pass a budget that cuts from veterans health benefits, and the Supreme Court rules in favor of the wealthy owning Washington. What is wrong with our country!?

One thousand thanks go to Brittany for a column she had a few weeks ago. Her article was about runny noses.  I have tried probably a zillion different “remedies” for runny noses and watery eyes. None of them worked as well as her recombination for ChlorTabs nor were any of them as inexpensive. These pills coupled with the tea and local honey combination have pretty much saved my life. Thanks, Brittany.

Question for lethal firearm advocates: If carrying semi-automatic handguns (concealed) makes you feel safe, would concealed hand grenades make you feel safer?

There has been a lot of references by the gun lobby regarding the Swiss. Please research the actual facts before you post, don't trust NRA, Fox News, or Rush Limbaugh sources, they are inaccurate. I happen to be Swiss and know something about this.

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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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