Valdosta Daily Times

March 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — To the highly educated liberal who was spouting off about an uneducated redneck ... Sir/Ma'am, your rant proved just how ignorant you really are! You are neither open-minded or tolerant of others and I would demand a refund for this “education” you paid for. Also, conservatives are not in fear of change.... we are in fear of uninformed, closed-minded people who think they know what’s best for everybody.

Don't you dare tell me what to write in my rant. If I want to write about the sewage, I will. It was a terrible thing our city leaders did to us and the people down stream and they should hand in their resignations for all the violations they made knowingly.

Please, please, somebody tell us whether it's safe to eat the fish that we catch now out of the Withlacoochee River since 45 million gallons of sewage went into it. We need to know now, not in six months. What did the sampling turn up, will we ever know? Is it safe to eat the wild game near the river that feed?

I really wish people would stop referring to any damaging weather-related event as an “act of God.” Why not call it an “act of nature” ? A true “act of God” was Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for repentant sinners. All the world's problems are caused by our sins and the curse placed on this world. Jesus paid the price to truly make us free if we choose him.

The Georgia Republican website says they stand for lower taxes and less government, yet Georgia Republican politicians invented and promoted the failed T-SPLOST and the home grown Municipal Optional Sales Tax, which is floundering due to blow back. Our Republican tax problem stems from the converted Democrats who converted in “name only” and are better known as RINOs. If the Republicans take over the “tax and spend” position, what will the Democrats stand for?

The U.S. is responding to "faster than anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.” Wait a minute. Didn't Jimmy Carter visit and say he was convinced that the North Koreans were using nuclear technology for peaceful purposes?

City and county officials are discussing another round of SPLOST and want to spend a “large percentage” of the money on water and sewer improvements. They still don’t get it. How about spending 100 percent on water and sewer improvements? Then I'll vote in favor of SPLOST.