Valdosta Daily Times

January 12, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — 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.

Please, please, please! If you took my granddaughter’s clarinet form her locker in the bandroom, I ask that you return it. No questions asked. It meant a lot to her as it belonged to her uncle who died in 1995. She is distraught over its loss. I only ask that it be returned ASAP.

Why is it that every time I’m waiting for a movie that I really want to see, it doesn’t come here? Who determines what movies are shown at our theaters? Don’t say call the theater and ask. There are no humans there that answer phone calls.