Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 18, 2014

Rant & Raves

VALDOSTA — I see people swimming and fishing in the Withlacoochee River below Clyattville. Will somebody from the city be kind enough to let us know in the paper if this is OK at this point in time or are they still dumping untreated sewage into the river? The water looks like chocolate milk instead of ice tea like it usually does this time of year. Thanks.

Fox News is denounced as “faux news,” “manipulative,” “agenda driven,” etc. C’mon, all media is agenda driven. Since the vast majority of network news marches in lockstep, why are all you “tolerant” people so threatened by one dissenting voice?

Don’t honk at me the moment the light turns green. I was waiting for the two pedestrians, that you couldn’t see, to safely cross the road. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Don’t honk at me again, or I’ll get out of my car and come talk to you.

As a Valdosta High alum, parent, and certainly a fan, I think the new turf at Bazemore-Hyder looks fabulous. A brilliant move by the Valdosta Board of Education. Perhaps some of the few complaining will take a few minutes to engage their brains and understand what’s really going on. Go, Cats.

The ranter is correct. When Hillary Clinton runs for president the race card will not be played. But you can bet that the gender card will certainly be played.

First, here we go again with tailgating and speeding. What does it take out of your day to move to the right lane and let someone pass? I do so because it’s the right thing to do. Second, so Fox “manipulates” its questions? If you think that other news agencies don’t do the exact same thing you are not watching with an open mind. I watch several news channels, Fox included, and combine the reports to get the whole story. Fox is no worse than any other.

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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