Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 5, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

-- — My new trash collection service is Deep South. They are absolutely wonderful. They deserve to have "service" in their name.

I noticed as well Fox News’ constant disrespect of the office by referring to President Obama as "The Anointed One,” "His Royal Highness,” etc. This is quite childish and unprofessional in my opinion and reflects upon their lack of courtesy and respect. To counter by saying that "the liberal press did this to Bush" does not pass scrutiny. By politically demeaning the man they demean the office. Two wrongs does not make a right.

There needs to be big changes within the Industrial Authority and the Chamber of Commerce. Each of these organizations have done little to nothing to help attract new industry to South Georgia. It’s time for new ideas, new leadership, new effort. If not, our local area will continue its downward slide.

The definition of climate is average weather conditions over a long period of time (e.g. a year). The definition of weather is what is happening day to day. There can be extreme weather events throughout the year, and yes, there is variability in weather (and even climate). However, just because the weather in Valdosta has been a bit cool, it doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening. What it means when you say this is that you are using bad logic.

Can someone please tell me why so few NFL players, coaches and staff place their hand over their heart when the National Anthem is played? These people are living the American dream, receiving huge salaries and they don't respect our country? It’s not ignorance because most announcers tell everyone to remove hats and where to put their hand. Anyone know why coaches don't instruct these guys how to behave?

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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