Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

September 29, 2009

Rant & Rave for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To the ranter that said we would be better off “if poor people ran the government." Until about 40 years ago, Jamaica was run by the British. When the British ran Jamaica all children attended free public school. Now, the Jamaicans have been running Jamaica, for about 40 years. Today in Jamaica, 5 percent of the children have to pay to go to school and the other 95 percent live in ghettos and do not attend school.

A huge thumbs up for the young man directing traffic around the silver haired older man sweeping up the glass, plastic and chrome parts off St. Augustine Road Saturday morning after a wreck happened in front of Advance Auto Parts. These two men are what America is about, people helping people, avoiding a possible flat tire. Three atta boys to those two men.

Congratulations to the Berrien High School Rebel Regiment for scoring all superior ratings at the band competition in Hawkinsville.

I'd like to send a rave out to Dixon's Wrecker Service and Firestone for getting our car ready to go so quickly. Now our newborn son will have a ride home after all.

I live in Brooks County in a double-wide, 16-year-old trailer. My taxes are as high as the taxes on a $200,000 home in Tallahassee, Fla. Can the Brooks County Commissioners explain this?

SGMC can fix everything at their hospital but they need to fix the air conditioners on 3 South and 4 South.

Hey, I have a new brilliant idea on solving the problem of paying out more Social Security than is taken in. Why not just pay Social Security benefits to those who have paid into Social Security and stop making payments to welfare cases? We have other departments for that.

How about a decent book store in this town? Oh, and I would like a Whole Foods too.

Blind faith in American health care is getting us nowhere. Check the systems of other countries like Germany and Switzerland, where competition and capitalism are still very much a part of the system. Care is universal and better quality than in America.

Valdosta has a lot of pretty women. However, the kind of women who choose to cruise around undressed are probably not the most attractive. Consider the source.

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