Valdosta Daily Times

December 3, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — 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 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!

To the graduate student living on $330 per month and paying taxes thanking Obama for health insurance. You should be thanking the taxpayers and that is the part I resent. Why should I as a retiree pay part of yours with my taxes when I still pay for my insurance even today after 40 years of employment.

Many thanks to the person who turned in my lost keychain to the library. I’d dropped the keychain in the WalMart parking lot but because of the library card attached he turned it in there. Very thoughtful and appreciated.