Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 9, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, January 9, 2014

VALDOSTA — Old wives tales are old “WISE” tales!

I see where Mediacom has dropped WSB (Atlanta) from their Line-up. If you will notice what Mediacom does, it is a wonder they have anything left to watch. One month Mediacom will up the price a few dollars, then 2 or 3 months later they will drop a channel. If everyone would complain more, Mediacom would do what is right and stop their foolish ways. I plan on dropping them soon and subscribing to Dish or Direct since Mediacom won't listen to my complaints.

Since we are commenting on syndicated columnists carried by the VDT, let me sing the praises of Star Parker. Her wisdom and insight offer a beacon of hope for the black community not otherwise offered by so-called leaders of that demography. Her common sense approach to problems are a breath of fresh air as opposed to casting blame on others for a perceived slight.

I want to say thanks again to the brave and honest Valdosta fireman who found my son's wallet. He called us to meet and had the time to show us where it was so we could retrieve other important articles that were lost en-route to the bank. This world needs more of people like you! Thanks and God bless, North Oak Street Station.

Folks, cold snaps are a very normal part of winter. If you find yourself thinking it's too cold for global warming, just remember the daily weather is a different beast than climate. The steady rise in ocean temperatures indicate a long-standing rise in air temperature. It’s called climate change because it marks changes is temperature over years, not days.

You people with headlights below the bumper, often times called fog lights, need to turn them off unless it is actually foggy. It is like you have four headlights.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • 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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