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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    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • 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

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    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

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