Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 22, 2013

Rants & Raves for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — Blame your insurance company, not Obamacare for your rates going up. They would have gone up regardless. Get real and check facts about why this is really happening.

I couldn't afford private health  care and I certainly cannot afford the outrageous Bronze Plan in Obamacare. Now I have to pay a tax for unaffordable healthcare. Isn't freedom great?

My insurance is going up $250! Thanks to Obama I am paying for mine and yours.

The Valdosta City Council should make nice with the County Commission as we will need the county folks to help us pay for our new Waste Water Treatment Plant. If the county voters see the City Council as giving the County Commission the back of their hand (figuratively) then we can kiss SPLOST VII good-bye.

I believe progress can be a great thing also. There are things that should never change though, one being a strong work ethic. Knowing that you have to work for what you get and not simply given things. Nothing is free. Welfare, education, food stamps, etc. are paid by taxpayers who have a right to speak up when the system is blatantly being abused.

I sure do hope that the new construction of VHS will include a new stadium for them! Can someone state whether that will be the case? Sell the old one to VSU and get everything in one place!

It is way past time for new leadership at the SGMC. Given all the problems, vacant office buildings, a closed down fifth floor, and horrible employee morale, how much more evidence does the Board need to make changes?

It's too bad about the federal shutdown, but employees furloughed should not receive a paid vacation. They should be given the opportunity to make up those 12 workdays by working consecutive Saturdays at their normal rate of pay (not overtime). They could also opt not to make up the time and pay. That would be fair to the federal workers who worked through the shutdown.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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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

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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

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