Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 17, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, May 17, 2013

VALDOSTA — Gun nuts compare the desire to control and regulate firearms with the need to control “pressure cookers.” Marcus Aurelius said, “Of each particular thing, ask: What is it in itself? What is its nature?” The nature of a firearm is to propel with deadly velocity and accuracy a lead missile at an intended target. Pressure cookers are intended to cook food. To compare the two is quite illogical.

Over 150 applicants applied for the handful of teaching jobs in Lowndes County. Plus, almost every single paraprofessional is a certified teacher who has been waiting patiently, “doing their time.” And, Lake Park Elementary hires a teacher who has quit, not once, but twice before. The "good ole' boy" network at its finest.

Deep South Sanitation is the best sanitation company ever. The "little man" shows personal service is still out there.

Why is it that government thinks they know what is best for us on things that affect all of us and leaves the public out of the decision making? Things like gun control, DUI limits, Obamacare, abortion, etc.,  should be on the ballot during the president election. We can't wait four years to make these lifelong decisions?

To the person that says pastors get paid to play golf: not all pastors get pay and play golf. Not all        use others’ sermons. My pastor visits the sick, calls those that wasn't at church and even go out door to door introducing himself to those in the neighborhood. What is your excuse? How many people have you visited that was sick outside of your family?

Well, the word is out! The Bridgemen will be going to Hawaii in 2014-2015. How inconsiderate! I am shocked at the lack of judgment by the band directors, boosters, and the Lowndes County Board of Education for approving such a flagrant waste of money in such difficult economic times! To put this unfair burden on the band parents is in poor taste!

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  • 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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    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

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