Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 25, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, October 25, 2013

VALDOSTA — I, for one, think putting sidewalks on Williams Street and every other street that lacks them is a great idea. However, it must be asked, who is in charge of this project? The Williams sidewalk is way too wide. Can we at least learn from this mistake?

The saying goes that a politician is someone who allows things to get real bad through sorriness, and then he can run vowing to fix the problems he’s allowed to happen. Now is the time to get rid of some of these that have 10-12 years in their positions and let some good new ones in to have a try. They can’t do any worse! The ones we have now allowed the budget, sewer, traffic, crime, and tax problems to happen so get rid of them!

The Affordable Care Act is not designed to work. It’s designed to fail. It was made so the poor still would not qualify for coverage and if they did they still can’t afford the premium or deductible. Same with those in the middle class, it raises the cost of their plan so they will have hardship. This will be the excuse to implement a single-payer system. Wise up, people.

Fellow educators, let’s remember the legislators when we go to the polls. They have not been furloughed.

Folks, when dealing with the Valdosta DMV, please be cautious when handing over your required original documents to the employee “helping” you. Before you leave the window, check to make sure that all your forms are being returned to you, and that they have your name on them. The young man helping us was very careless and made mistakes when dealing with both myself and my husband. We had to make a return trip to correct these issues.

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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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