Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

VALDOSTA — To those complaining about paying for someone else’s kids’ education: unless you went to private school how do you think your education was paid for? Do you think your parents should have paid higher taxes because they had you?

You have no idea if that person using an EBT card is entitled or not! They may be widowed military spouses or vets fallen on hard times, due to illness. Your business is to take what is yours, and leave what others have to them. You know nothing of their circumstances just by looking.

Many have no children, or no children in public schools any longer, or no children in public schools. But all must pay public school tax. For that students now get a watered-down education in public schools with little concern in their household, resulting in high drop outs and too many high school grads with sixth-grade knowledge. Public education is not free. We pay a tax, then pay much more long after for education failure.

It is a shame that whenever budget cuts are discussed, the first areas talked about are defense and education. There is so much glut in government that could be cut. Why not freeze government pay, stop the horrendous overspending, stop paying for illegal immigrants and concentrate on the needs of our citizens. Stop punishing those who have sacrificed so much to defend this country.

Why does our health insurance have to skyrocket to pay for those who can’t or choose not to purchase it?

Those who are lower income receive upwards of $10,000 in earned income credits from their tax refunds each year that would cover their costs. I guess they get to have cake and eat it too.

Anyone else find it curious that there is a virtual monopoly on Internet service in Valdosta, and that our sole supplier is of unacceptable quality?

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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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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