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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    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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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