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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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • 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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