Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 10, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

-- — Get your facts correct. The UK does not require a lie detector test to qualify for welfare. Lie detectors were trialed by former Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton four years ago with 24 councils across Britain. Then, two years ago, the government abandoned the detector tests after the trials suggested they were unreliable.

Our Commissioners or Sheriff’s Dept. in Echols County needs to do something about the Melrose bogging. Apparently those that participate forget that the dirt road is not meant for them to tear up and since when does a mud bogging take place in a residential area? Go figure!

I think it would be wise if the deniers of global warming and climate change take some science classes. VSU offers excellent geology classes which would teach those who dislike science not to fear that which they don’t understand. “The present is the key to the past.”

To the ranter whining about the fire department budget, you are ignorant to the fact that fire department responds to nearly 4,000 calls a year. Anything from fires, wrecks, medical calls, hazmat, rescues and everything no one else will respond to. So next time you are trapped in a burning building at 2 a.m., call your insurance agent and see if they can get you before the fire does.

Sure there’s a big difference between an automobile and concealed firearm. One you notice and the other you don’t, at least not until you threaten my life. Guns and automobiles kill about the same number of people each year. And, close to two-thirds of gun deaths each year are suicide related. This is not the case with automobiles.

The most bizzare part of being evacuated from the UC during the mysterious box incident, was observing the faculty and staff tell one another to “get in your cars immediately and leave” and seeing one actually running away terrified, all while the students stood there frightened and puzzled. I wish I would have seen the staff take some responsibility and help the students. That was pretty shocking.

Sabal Trail pipeline? No thank you! This is my land and I certainly do not want to live next to a 36-inch pipeline!

Folks. None of us will benefit from the pipeline. First they take our land, then they ship the natural gas to China, while we keep paying taxes and have to live next to a ticking time bomb. Do they think we are stupid?

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

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

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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