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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    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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