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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    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

  • 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

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