Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 9, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

VALDOSTA — I find it very disturbing to read the rants from the gun supporters. They sound quite paranoid and unstable.

Barrs Seafood opened back in 1946 or 1947 and  ceased operation this past year. They are wonderful people, Mr. and Mrs. Barr and family. I miss seeing them on Thursdays and also miss those tasty, fresh blue catfish.  

Not quite sure what the gun lobby people are claiming about Hitler and Stalin taking guns away from the people of Germany and Russia. My German and Russian friends don't know anything about this and they come from a long line of avid hunters. NRA misinformation me thinks.

I found it quite revealing when an NRA supporter told me we needed to have access to assault rifles in order to "take back Washington." Fighting the U.S. military sounds like rebellion to me?

You want the UN to come in and "dearm" Americans? I don't want the UN in New York City much less in my house in Valdosta. Are you in some sort of competition for most ludicrous statement? "Dearm" is not a word by the way.

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.

What's the deal with gas prices in Valdosta? I travel all over the South on business, and Valdosta has some of the highest gas prices I see. What's really going on around here? I also see some of the local names selling it cheaper in nearby towns. Why is that? I even find it cheaper in Florida, who has higher fuel taxes than Georgia.

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  • 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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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

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