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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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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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

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