Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 25, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, October 25, 2012

VALDOSTA — Yes to SPLOST: Being a sales tax, outsiders and travelers “contribute,” as well as those with unreported income sources like drug sales, tax-cheating, etc. We already pay this, so a “yes” vote won’t “increase” our taxes.

I get as annoyed as the next person over a kid screaming in a store/ restaurant. But to be rude and bang your silverware on the table? You will never understand how it feels until you’re in the parents’ shoes. My child never did this; we could enjoy dinner out with no worries, from birth till now. That doesn’t make those people bad parents. Give them a minute and try to let them calm the child; if it doesn’t work, absolutely, they should leave.

Some people are naturally inclined to be heavy, and struggle their entire lives. But the other day, I watched two morbidly obese parents force their already obese child to finish large quantities of food at a buffet. The child was full, but they literally forced him to keep eating. Pathetic.

LMS sixth-grade football coaches are great and dedicated to all their players. It’s wonderful your child goes to every practice and he does get to play a couple of plays each game. You can only have 11 players on the field at any one time so they make it fair for all the kids.

Could someone please help me? I heard about something called black robes and white horses that helps battered women. I need help.

To the person who wrote the post “What country do you think poses the greatest security threat to the U.S.?” Didn’t you watch the debate?

Valdosta was named the third poorest city in America in a article a couple of days ago. From the response from our local leaders, I get the feeling that is just the way they like things around here. VDT put out an article about how the numbers must be off.

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