Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 23, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

-- — To the person that said people shouldn’t use their family’s handicapped parking permits: I get funny looks all of the time when I park my car in the handicapped space because I don’t look sick or disabled. However, I have a very serious, incurable lung disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension. Some diseases are invisible. Mine is one of them.

The new administration’s “push” to improve things at Lowndes High School has resulted in only increases in paperwork for teachers. The number of emails from these new administrators is unbelievable. Nothing from them deals with improvements in instruction, only on more testing and more reporting of grades.  

I live on Berkley Drive and this is the second time this month an animal has been hit and killed on this road by people speeding! I think speed bumps or something to slow people down on this road should be installed. What if it was a child running out in the road, and because of how fast the people were going they couldn’t stop?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Did they stop teaching kids this rhyme? This is not how it happens today.

A huge rave to Nina King for her actions throughout all the mill vote. When I am her age, I want half her guts and spunk. So many agree with her, but are afraid to speak publicly against the actions of the owners and the city. It must be great  going to bed each night knowing you stood up for what you believed in.

You are right about the strain on Social Security: the federal government continues to raid SS on a regular basis. They have no problem removing our dollars that are removed from our paychecks each week to use in many other areas. This is money we have contributed over the years and is not an entitlement but our funds. If they would keep their hands off SS, it would remain solvent for more years than the government says it will.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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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.

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