Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 27, 2013

Rant and Rave for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

-- — Living on Williams Street has been a mess these past couple of months. On top of the fact that the city workers continue to block my driveway with their vehicles and inconvenience my ability to go home for lunch, they have damaged my yard, landscaping and flagged sprinkler system at what seems to be my expense. Completely unacceptable! Also, I sure do hope that they remove the extreme slant in the road prior to paving. It’s not exciting to see the rainwater now flooding into my yard!

We have had our health insurance for the last six years. Each year, our monthly premium has increased 8 to 12 percent but no more. This coming January, our rate will increase 72 percent. You say, “Thank your insurance company and not Obamacare.” I say my most heartfelt thank you to both along with the millions of uninsured entitled Americans who will now pay little to nothing for better coverage than I ever received!

The truth is that your current health insurance, private or not, will either cancel your plan or raise the price to force you into the exchange. The point is to get everyone into a single-payer system. It is too late to do anything about it now. You can always get in line for disability, cell phone and EBT, etc.

Searched the Lowndes County Commissioners website for a list of the SPLOST county projects if SPLOST is voted back in. Could not find any information. SPLOST must not be as important for the county residents as it is for the city residents.

The county treats the city as a step-child, constantly bickering over the division of SPLOST and LOST funds. The county knows full well the city’s needs but yet refuses to share these funds. County Commission, “have you no shame?”

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

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

    July 17, 2014

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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