Valdosta Daily Times

October 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — So let me get this straight: every year we get to listen about how we are in need of a SPLOST tax implement. These SPLOST people are like spoiled children who never leave home because Mommy and Daddy pay their way through life when they should’ve said no.

Does Brooks County not have their own rant & rave? I get tired of reading their complaints.

I am so sick of all the racist Obama rants. I vote for SPLOST. I work for a living but cannot afford healthcare, now I can. Do I not deserve to go to the doctor? So take your anti-Splost, anti-human being, tea party loving ignorance, and let the rest of us try to make a better world where people matter more than your opinions.

Perhaps the ranter talking about the word “fact” should read it in the dictionary. But let me save you the trouble, since your education level is obviously not up to par. According to Webster’s, a “fact” is “the quality of being actual, something that exists or occurs”. So, we waste a lot in local government, and I know this for a fact, voting no on SPLOST. Questions?

Everyone is constantly ranting about their favorite restaurants not coming to Valdosta. Enough already! How about a Fresh Market? The abandoned property at Five Points would be a great use for this. Let’s try to improve our health. One more buffet is not what is needed. Wake up people!!

As large and spacious as South Georgia Medical Center is, you would think that there is a more appropriate place to conduct interviews than in the Spice of Life (hospital snack bar) where employees and patients can listen in on the interview.

I certainly haven’t agreed with all the projects funded by SPLOST; however, it makes common sense that everyone living in and traveling through our county share the cost of all the projects that still need to be completed. There are over 12,000 VSU students enrolled, and they also spend a lot of money here. I also don’t relish the thought of our property taxes going up.

“We have too long been a country that embraces and enables those who are entitled. We need to go back to what made this country great in the first place, which is working hard and sacrificing to make a better life for ourselves and our children.” I agree, we do need to go back, back to before the Europeans invaded the Natives and enslaved the Africans. But we can’t, so let’s just move forward.