Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 13, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

VALDOSTA — I found the cartoon referencing Tim Tebow's Christianity on Thursday's editorial page very offensive. I can agree that many people are out for what God can do for them, not how they can serve God, But I do not see any evidence of that attitude or life style in Tim Tebow's life. Time will tell.

Why is it, when there is a bombing, everyone focuses on the bomber, when there is a shooting, however, everyone focuses on the gun? The Sandy Creek shooter killed everyone with pistols, yet the assault rifle in the trunk of his car, that was stolen from his mother that he murdered was the target for legislation. The cognitive disconnect present with the media and politicians allows them to ignore the fact that guns owned by non-criminals actually prevent crime. Why is there no effort to ban or register pressure cookers?

No one thinks that preachers should work for free. We just think that they should actually work for their pay and not take a huge salary for playing golf and plagiarising other mens sermons from the pulpit. Thank you very much.

Thank you VDT for printing an unedited consumer complaint about SGMC. Perhaps now is the time for the same type of non-biased investigative reporting that exposed serious problems within the City Government. SGMC is a public entity and should be held to the same standards as any other public entity.

Is there anything we can do to  get another cable company to provide locally? Mediacom continues to raise rates without including some  programmings other providers  furnish  for the same type plans. County residents  have to pay more then city residents for the same cable. Competition will help.

Just saw one of the Valdosta Fire Departments new trucks going down the road. The American flag on the back looks awesome. They need these on every truck in the fleet.

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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

  • 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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