Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 13, 2012

Rant & Raves for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

VALDOSTA — The Affordable Healthcare Act does not equal lower prices on medical services for all. It allows for limiting healthcare services and resources to decrease cost and spending. Quality and Quantity of healthcare services will be decreased with the Affordable Healthcare Act.

In 2004, Bush's 35 electoral vote win was a "clear mandate." Now Obama wins by 97 electoral votes and we're told it's not a mandate.

Since SPLOST was voted down, I fully expect the government to control its spending. Do NOT raise my property taxes to pay for your pet projects. I voted for SPLOST. It would have had everyone paying instead of just homeowners.

I live in a modest home and follow a budget to make ends meet. There are Pastors in this town who live in luxurious homes and drive expensive cars. The money we tithe should go to the poor and needy and not support an extravagant lifestyle.

For all the tightwads who eat at local restaurants: grow up and order off of the adult menu! And if you feel you MUST order off of the kid's menu, don't expect your server to wear her/himself out running back and forth for all of your special request condiments, extra bread service so that you will actually fill up on your child sized meal, and adult to-go cups for your included free drink... your server realizes that you are cheap and they remember you.

If the election had turned out the other way, would there still be so much moaning and groaning? Next time, put up a candidate that is believable. No puppet of Trump, Newt, McCain, or Rush, can get elected!

The rich rule again. In all of my 41 years I have never been ashamed to be a woman until this election. It is shameful for a woman to choose “rights” over fiscal responsibility!

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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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