Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 3, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

-- — Be kind to others and smile. You never know what they are going through.

A huge rave for Jon Bowman and his Georgia Bridgemen staff and students. They were the second largest band (400 students) to play in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade. They are outstanding ambassadors representing Lowndes County and deserve our praise, thanks, and a standing ovation for their commitment and dedication. Thank you, Mr. Bowman, Mr. Mika, Mr. Maynard and everyone involved.

Many thanks to the gentleman or angel that paid for my mother’s fruit cake mix in Harvey’s about two weeks ago. You were used of God to bless her since she had just committed to God the previous month to pay her tithe regardless of what she needed to sacrifice... God’s blessings to you!

Way to go Hahira Middle School fans!!! What a class act you are jeering at a middle school player like that! Did that make you feel better? You have a great team....you should be cheering them on instead of trying to make a 12-year-old child feel bad. Great sportsmanship!!

I just love how no one is blaming President Obama for high fuel prices (last two years we paid more in fuel than anytime in history) and when President Bush was in office, it was all his fault!!! Hypocrisy at its finest!!! Fuel’s up 250 percent and economy is down under this administration!!!

Thanks to the family that displays Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang each year. I am over 50 and as long as I remember I have looked forward to it each Christmas. What is the history behind this display?

In response to the question about presidents paying for phones, insurance, and iPad: No president has ever done that. My taxes and insurance went up so that you could enjoy these “freebies”. Who do you think pays the government? Middle class taxpayers like me!

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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    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.

    April 3, 2014

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    The rodeo was a great event for the area, but hopefully next year there will be more seating. Many people paid ahead of time and didn’t get to see anything.

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