Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 1, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

-- — A rave for the VDT editor who prints data from both sides of the global warming debate. Cal Thomas points out that global cooling is ignored by substituting computer model data instead of actual temperature data. Evidence tampering is a crime and these “deniers” should be prosecuted. Many nations ignore and refuse to participate in the “global warming” scam to transfer wealth from industrialized nations to developing nations.

To the response about the overgrown ditches on Lakeland Avenue. I did not leave a callback number because I made contact through an email and a response was made through an email. People deny phone conversations all the time. Emails on the other hand, nothing like black and white, thank you.

Folks, it is amazing that the voters of Lowndes County (cities included) continue to vote SPLOST taxes on themselves and elect and re-elect tax-and-spend politicians. Reminds me of the old adage: “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

Taxes are going up. Stop complaining. They have not been raised in years. You want your roads fixed, fire department to be on standby and cops on the road but you don’t want to pay for it. Can’t have your cake and eat it also.

I had insurance for 12 years before Obama’s mandate that I couldn’t afford to use. Thanks to Obama I now have insurance I can’t afford to buy. It would have been easier on everyone if Obama would have just implemented the pre-existing clause. Then again it would be nice if he created jobs in America and closed the borders. You voted for him. I did not. Keep watching the Can’t-broadcast News Networks for all the up-to-date information they want you to hear.

The city is wasting taxpayers’ dollars patching road surfaces around Valdosta. This process is being poorly done and creates an even rougher riding surface. The appearance of our roadways look tacky, and in the long run, the roads will need to be resurfaced anyway. The funds being wasted now should be used toward a resurface project done by a contractor not employees who need busy work. Scheduling these patch jobs during the rush hours of day does not make sense either.

Not everyone thinks of Barack Obama as the President of the United States. He may have the title but a true President would love and honor his country that he was sworn in to protect — the country and the American people. Barack Obama is just a man taking up space in the American People’s White House.

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  • 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

  • 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

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