Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 12, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, June 13, 2014

-- — I cannot afford a tax increase, my hours and pay are cut, groceries are up dramatically, gas is up, vacation is out of the question, I am barely making ends meet. I am a full-time worker and I get no health care or retirement. I don’t understand why I must pay for part-time councilmen and a retired mayor to get health and retirement benefits. The pharaoh and his court need to go.

As a proud Southern gentleman born and raised in the South, it pains me to read the amount of hate in the Rant & Rave column. You should be ashamed of yourselves  and look in the mirror. If that doesn’t help then use the quote “bless your heart” and pick a Bible verse about loving one another like a Christian.

Heard on the Internet that the five released from Gitmo had been involved in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Probably the same place you heard electric bills were going up 46 percent. As far as food, I know why it is going up in price, you can’t blame it on the government. Supply and demand is driving food prices up; look around at all the people eating enough food for three people. They are driving grocery prices up.

Rave to the VSU grounds staff. They do a great job in all the planting beds, keeping the grass cut and shrubbery trimmed.

My main problem with Hillary Clinton was her, “What difference does it make?” statement concerning Benghazi. By asking that question, she trivialized the deaths that occurred. The difference was whether it could have been prevented because it was known there was a problem (which was later known to be the case) or was it the spur-of-the-moment action originally reported? By failing to beef up security as requested the deaths occurred and this is unacceptable.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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