Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 21, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

- — I agree with the ranter about the new Williams Street sidewalk. It looks like they were made for an elephant to walk down because they are so wide. I also heard they are making the new paved Williams Street one-way. Have our city engineers lost their minds? Have they ever watched the traffic there? One-way will never work but there is no going back because of the elephant sidewalks. This was really a bad decision.

Wednesday evening, Congressman Scott and Congressman Kingston voted "Nay" to fully fund the federal government and to increase the debt ceiling to avoid U.S. government default. Remember this during the 2014 Republican primaries and  in the November 2014 General Election. Remember!

My spouse and I have always been responsible tax paying citizens who carried health, life, and car insurance for our family. Due to the Affordable Care Act, we are now forced to cancel our existing health care coverage because our premiums are going up over 70 percent as of January 2014. We have an extremely high out of pocket cost, as it is in addition to our already high premiums. Everything we have done medically is paid for out of pocket. How is this policy helping the middle class?

I agree people should not put on makeup while driving. One woman doing just that distracted me so much that I picked up my iPod instead of my phone to try to send a text.

Don't want your tax dollars paying for food stamps, Medicaid or whatever poor folks need? Fine, then I don't want my tax dollars paying for industrial parks, farm subsidies, big business incentives and other corporate welfare that only create poor folk wages. Deal?

If you read up on ACA/Obamacare, you'll find that taxpayers aren't paying anything different for the subsidies people are receiving. Those funds came from other program cuts or alterations.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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