Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 29, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

VALDOSTA — When adults at other tables throw tantrums of their own ... you are only serving to show that you are no more mature than the child.

The Times should be ashamed of printing that story about the airman who killed himself. Have you no boundaries? Is causing the family and friends more pain worth it to you? You don’t see CNN reporting on the thousands of military suicides. You only see that kind of trash on E! News. A publication by a military base should know better and should reflect a certain amount of human decency. You just lost a faithful reader’s respect and money.

Since moving here, I’ve witnessed a culture that is hostile to outsiders, labels anyone they don’t like “Yankees” and hires people they know rather than the best qualified. So please don’t insult my intelligence with oxymorons like “Southern Hospitality.”

UGA must lead the nation in running stats; their players are always running their mouths.

On Sept. 11, the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered in Benghazi in a premeditated attack by terrorists. The actions by the Obama administration before and during this assault demonstrate an unbelievable level of incompetence and dereliction of duty. In the days following, Obama and his minions lied to the American people over and over again. If the truth of this attack were honestly reported by the media, Obama would be drummed out of office in a heartbeat.

I’m a huge Wildcat fan, but I hope the VHS football coach has learned a valuable lesson from Friday night. Never underestimate your opponent and never play conservatively no matter how big your lead. Play as hard as you can the entire game. When it’s over, then relax.

A huge rave to Dr. Martin and all the others at the veterinary clinic. The care of our two puppies and how they’ve cared for them while they’ve been sick has been amazing and heart warming. Thank you to all of you for your love of animals.

A huge rave to the Board of Elections and their employees. I voted last week and was amazed by the smoothness and professionalism of everyone who worked there, even the workers in the parking lot were kind and efficient. I expected to be there a long time but was in and out in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes. Job well done!

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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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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