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 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • 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

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