Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 2, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, May 2, 2013

VALDOSTA — I wonder how one knows that a handicap tag is meant only for one's spouse and not also for that person. Many, many people do not have handicaps that are able to be seen simply by looking at a person. I look perfectly "normal" on the outside but because of many internal problems, I can't walk more than 15 feet without having to stop for a rest. Don't judge a book by its cover.

As a teacher, I’ll be glad to take a drug test along with all of the students. Why don’t we drug test the parents too and see who comes out looking the best?

Why is it that it’s OK to disagree with past Presidents but if we disagree with President Obama, we are labeled racists. That is ridiculous.

All LCHS students should be treated the same no matter the race, religion, sex or economic background. There seems to be multiple sets of rules depending on what and who you are. When a student is found with possession of an illegal substance, that student should be punished according to the rules. It should not matter if their parents are physicians or have a questionable reputation.

Property tax should be based on value. School taxes should be separate and assessed to each household equally, no exemptions. The rich, middle and poor should pay equally for children's public education.

To the Valdosta city leaders, let’s not forget to set aside funds to settle lawsuits coming from our down stream neighbors. There is no difference between the Valdosta sewer incident and the BP spill.

Just heard that both the President and First Lady called and tweeted, respectively, NBA basketball player at his gay "coming out" party. I previously thought, but now I'm sure, that our President is a total incompetent who can't solve any of our real problems, so focuses instead on the "social issue du jour." Just what the typical, mindless, reality TV watching, ignorant, American citizen thinks is really important.

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  • 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

  • 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

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