Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 18, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, October 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — I completely agree with the commenter about the Fresh Market as opposed to another restaurant. And yes, something great does need to flourish at the Five Points location.

You absolutely have the right to have medical insurance but I also have the right to say that I will not pay for your subsidized medical insurance by way of further government spending.

Just vote for SPLOST this year so it can be done and over with. Too much time and energy are being spent on this one issue. There are many other matters to talk about other than SPLOST. I'm voting yes for it, how about you? I know my tax dollars will be wisely spent so that I can be proud to say that I live in Valdosta!

Not a Tea-Partier, but yes, you can afford health insurance now, because I'm helping to pay for yours.

Rant to our local DVM office. Do you really think it is excusable that you gave my passport back to the wrong person, allowed them to walk out the door and get to their car with it, and yet I am supposed to remain calm? Very unprofessional of your staff to act as if it was not a major mistake on your part.

Thank you, President Obama for your "Affordable" Health Care Act! My insurance premium increased $89 in July and I just received notice that it is going up another $60. Thanks to you, I will be paying more for my insurance than my mortgage each month. This is not a family plan, this is for one individual and it has a high deductible. This wonderful program is good enough for my family but not good enough for your family or the families of the Washington politicians.  

Let’s make this crystal clear — it's the Democrats’ job to initiate new taxes and increase existing taxes. And it's the Republicans’ job to vigorously oppose new taxes and fight tooth and nail to abolish existing taxes. It's good government at work!

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  • 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

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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