Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 12, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

-- — To the raver concerning Star Parker's beacon of hope for the black community and of “that” demography ... apparently you are “not” of “that” demography as Star Parker think she’s “not”?

Why the rush to take down the lights and decorations? The Christmas season doesn’t officially end until Jan. 12.

My son graduated from high school last May. He has been looking for work with no luck. That is not the saddest part. He was also denied the Pell Grant due to his parents’ income, in which I know we would not be able to pay for. I guess America would rather contribute to those here illegally and those on welfare rather than helping out those who are not.

It is nice to get a hand up or a hand out when you need it. It seems to me Valdosta only does this for minorities and city schools. There are plenty of all races that need help, jobs, food, and Christmas gifts for their kids. It is not fair to think that those living in the county don’t need help or think if they are a certain color they are doing fine. Nor is it right only hiring your own race.

Recently installed an outdoor digital antenna. Antenna cost one-time fee under $100. Performed the installation myself. My cable bill last month was $0. Picking up (21) HD channels including football games blacked out by DirecTv wanting customers to purchase Sunday ticket. No need for Mediacom, DirecTv nor a cable bill.

I wish a bank would loan me over $200 million to bet on real estate. If it all goes bad, I'll just blame the “economy,” walk away, and keep living the high life. ... What a deal!

Mediacom isn’t the only company guilty of dropping channels. Since Altitude has taken over Charter and everyone  else, they continue to drop channels but the price goes up for nothing. More infomercials? I don’t think so.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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