Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, April 26, 2013

-- — The ranter who believes every criticism of Barack Obama is racially motivated should be ashamed. He draws criticism because he is an epic failure, dishonest and corrupt. If you apply the measures all presidents are judged by, he has not had a single success. Even as the junior senator from Illinois, more often than not, he failed to show up and cast a vote on behalf of his constituents. Please arm yourself with facts and objectivity and don’t be so quick to cry racism where none exists.

LHS football outscored the same non-region opponents on their 2013 schedule 176-23 last season. Will this get them ready for the playoffs or for the region for that matter?

To the person who thinks we aren’t happy because our President isn’t the same color as we are. It doesn’t make any difference if he is pink, purple or polka-dotted to me. Poor leadership stinks no matter what color.

There’s a horrible case of head lice going around in the school districts lately! A general note was sent home asking parents to check their children; lo and behold, our kids had them. Had them, we’ve treated our kids twice, but they are re-infected again because other kids in class aren’t receiving treatment. Nurses, can you please inspect each kid for head lice and if found, send those parents a note to treat their children before sending them back to class? This is getting costly!

Where are the DOT workers that are supposed to be picking up the illegal signs. There are several on west Highway 84 and none have a DOT sticker on the back. Guess the law does not apply to everyone.

Parents need to understand that their children are not perfect. They do make mistakes and that’s just part of growing up. We all like to think that our kids are faultless but the truth is they aren’t. Some kids are good at hiding their defects so parents have a false sense when it comes to their kids behavior. Other parents just don’t want to face reality. No matter what, children are a blessing from God. Love them lots!

Please adjust the traffic light at Green Meadow and Country Club to accommodate all the cars backing up from the detour off Eager Road.

I try to be open minded. I tune into CNN, MSNBC, FOX and even The Blaze channel with Glen Beck, but so much doom and gloom from the latter it’s like watching Alfred Hitchcock ending of sorrow vs. Andy Griffith happy endings.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    The rodeo was a great event for the area, but hopefully next year there will be more seating. Many people paid ahead of time and didn’t get to see anything.

    April 2, 2014

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