Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 17, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VALDOSTA — One of my favorite sayings from Army days was, “pole vaulting over mouse (droppings).” Which defined those making a big deal out of nothing. But recently I heard a better quote that describes what happens when everyone is doing the pole vaulting. “The grievance culture of the chronically unhappy has become like a rat that won’t stop gnawing.” Turn off the Internet, and some nut-case negative TV shows, look around, this is America and it’s pretty good! Go volunteer, change some of the things you keep complaining about!

I’m sorry but last time I checked VSU and VHS shared Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Sure VHS is the “winningest high school football program” but what significant things have they done in recent years? They haven’t won a state championship since 1998. VSU has won three national championships in the past 10 years. That program should not be backseat to anyone. I honestly applaud VCS for finally making it a field that both teams can share and be proud of by changing the logo.

If this community and its leaders want to show support and solidarity with Moody Air Force Base, they need to agree to improve the area surrounding it. Driving past the front entrance on Bemiss for the first time in ages, I noticed the blight that area has become. As it stands now it looks like a mile of inner city death and decay — not the entrance to a prestigious U.S. military instillation. The empty and derelict buildings should be removed ...

Oh Lord, now comes the revelation that our liberal ranters are plagiarizing Twitter for their rants and here I am, dunce that I am, busting my tail to write original material.

After we kill people with drones, we then wait for the funeral and then kill the mourners, too. We’re killing Muslims the same way we killed Indians. Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping up our glorious traditions.

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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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