Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 4, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, July 4, 2014

VALDOSTA — I would not complain so much about tax increases if the first increase went to the actual need. Instead, leaders ask for seconds and third helpings to cover what the first helping was supposed to fix. Sounds to me as if leaders are the ones who want cake and to eat it, too. High salaries, excellent retirement, spend or waste tax dollars, while asking the taxpayers to keep it down they know what is best for our country.

It must be easy claiming conservatism, always putting your needs ahead of the community. How can people justify claiming to be a conservative and a Christian?

Good luck to the amazing gymnasts from ’Dosta Dynamics who qualified for Nationals in Tampa this week. You’ve all earned it with all your hard work, determination, and dedication. Gymnastics is the hardest and most demanding sport for sure. No other group of athletes have the heart, physical strength and character that is demanded of a good gymnast! Also, kudos to wonderful coaches!

To the reader that says we haven’t had a tax increase and that we can’t have our cake and eat it too, let me guess, you are unemployed, rent your house, live on food stamps (and all other entitlement programs) and use an Obama phone. How close am I?

I voted for President Obama and am blessed by the good Lord not to need insurance but thank God for the care bill. There are many people don’t have insurance and most hospitals act as if they don’t receive federal assistance for indigent care which leaves people with no insurance up a river with no paddle.

Thanks to ACE Lock and Key for coming as quick as they could to rescue my dog locked in my car.

As a supporter of Obama, I am excited and happy about my change.

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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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