Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 3, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, April 3, 2014

VALDOSTA — Excuse me, but if America had stricter laws and punishments as other countries we wouldn't need to arm ourselves. If you want people to be unarmed then I propose you implement responsibility and discipline in homes and schools; there would be a lot less crime. Another area that needs work would be entertainment as well as television. I would also propose we put the National Guard in all cities to cut down on gangs and violence.

I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

And the ranter said: “Republicans, historically and ideologically have always preferred profits over environmental protection." Environmental Protection Agency signed into law by Nixon, a Republican. National Parks Service created by Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, who then put hundreds of millions of federal land under protection.

I am no expert on rats and mice but might not the problems reported about them recently be related to the rain and temperature rather than the old mill being removed? Rats, like politicians, got to eat and procreate.

I have tried to explain the American love affair with firearms, to Europeans, Asians, Australians and New Zealanders. I review the history, the prevailing culture, and the ingrained worth of lethal weapons. They think we're crazy, lawless, and violent.

I agree with the firefighter also. We the voters of this community need to look into how much the city council and mayor get paid just to meet and maybe show up to an event. Look at the job postings on the city website and the salaries listed then look at what council makes. Must be nice to be able to vote your own salary.

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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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