Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, including its mandate to buy insurance, was conceived by the conservative Heritage Foundation as a Republican alternative to HillaryCare, part of Bob Dole’s presidential platform, and it was implemented by then-Gov. Romney in Massachusetts. Only when Obama and Democrats picked up the proposal as their own did Republicans begin to demonize their own plan as socialism.

It’s not that we hate Fox News and don’t want to watch it, it’s that people watch it and take everything as fact and make their decisions by these “facts.” Some of us would like more educated people around us instead of sheeples.

To Tuesday’s ranter about the stadium and Valdosta being stuck in the 1920s. There’s a difference between “historic” and ignorant/naive. I’ve traveled all across the country and seen truly historic cities. Trust me, Valdosta isn’t one of them. And don’t worry, I will leave once I get my degree. Just like the majority of other VSU grads.

The person everyone should be blaming for the Obamacare fiasco should be Chief Justice John Roberts, not President Obama. Don’t forget, Roberts is the one   whose vote swung the court in favor of Obama’s law.

You can’t blame a football team for a victory just because the referee made a bad call against your team.

If you are going to serve food, you need a food permit. That includes churches! I do not care if it is Halloween or not!

Please don’t be rude and blatantly prevent someone from changing lanes when it is clear they are trying to do so. I drove down North Valdosta with my blinker on for a mile while cars just continued to speed up and not let me over. Manners should not be limited to face-to-face encounters only.

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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

  • 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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