Valdosta Daily Times

October 29, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

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!