Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Thursday, Oct. 24

VALDOSTA — To those that had their wedding reception just inside Florida off Loch Laurel Road Saturday: I’m sure you didn’t enjoy my loudspeaker any more than we enjoy your noise in this residential area. Tell your friends before they make their reception plans. Loud noise will be met with loud noise.

Why not just increase taxes on the upper 2 percent in Lowndes and Valdosta for the SPLOST and the LOST? Just collect the money at your next board meeting. The bottom 98 percent can’t afford to give any more money for a project that was paid for years ago.

Pick up your cell phone, and call the mall office about the high bushes.

I am for the “good old days,” too. Let’s bring back Dwight Eisenhower; 5.5 percent unemployment, 90 percent top tax bracket, and new roads and bridges. Yes sir, let’s bring back those good old Republican days!

Do businesses not realize how unprofessional and rude it is to let a customer stand at a counter unattended while the employee continues a personal conversation on the phone?

Bring a Fresh Market to Valdosta already. I travel to Tallahassee to shop there. Shopped at Trader Joe’s this weekend had good price would like to see one here.

The U.S. is releasing $1.6 billion to Pakistan; where are we getting the money? We are so deep in debt our great-grands will still be paying it off. How can we give money to other countries when we have to borrow to keep our own country running? I am a 80-year-old who is still working. Why are sending money to another country who we aren’t even on good terms with?

Valdosta is nice, but just nice. It’s not that different than most other towns this size in Georgia. There is also wealth here, even if it’s a closed circle. If any of the privileged ever wants to set Valdosta apart from the pack, consider investing in something unique: A fresh foods market or a world market or an ice rink or something. Otherwise, we’re just more of the same.

Although my insurance has had increases over the past 10 years, It has never been no where near the 50 percent increase it will be starting in January, along with a $300 hike on my deductible. Hundreds of thousands being kicked off their plans, premiums rising, and those being forced into the ACA ,and let’s not forget all those who don’t qualify. Is this the health care you envisioned? People can’t afford this.

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  • 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

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    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

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