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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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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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

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