Valdosta Daily Times

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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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    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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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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