Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

--- — Maybe you should do some studying before you jump on parents who let their kids play outside in cold weather. First, it’s not the cold weather that gives you a “cold.” In fact it occurs more in the winter because more people stay indoors in close quarters.

Stupid is as stupid does. A ranter says people have a right to express their opinion. Then the ranter calls people stupid for doing just that. What a hoot!

To the senior citizen who claims that he/she has “earned” the right to a discount. I’m not sure you know what the word “earned” means. You don’t earn something just because you lived past a certain age. People like you are what’s wrong with the United States today. You expect everything for free. Senior citizens and the AARP won’t let us reform Medicare or Social Security, so those programs probably won’t be there when my generation is older.

I am totally in agreement with the person ranting about spending $100 on crab legs with an EBT card! Things that are an extravagance like crab, porterhouse steaks, prime rib, and the like should not be purchased with an EBT card. Buy bread, eggs, cheese, cereal, chicken, fruit and vegetables that are nutritious for the family. What really infuriates me is that as a hard-working, middle-class American citizen that pays taxes, I am providing these people with a luxury that I do not enjoy myself!  

People who paid for fast delivery should be refunded but they should not blame Fedex and UPS for missing the Christmas deadline. They and thousands others were procrastinators that caused the last-minute bottle necks. Look in the mirror to see the cause of your child’s disappointment.

If you are going to defend “Duck Dynasty” get the name of the person who made the comments correct. It was not Uncle Si, it was the family patriarch Phil. Now who looks stupid?

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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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

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