Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 9, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

-- — Allowing dogs on a walking track for humans is not good. Many people hate dogs as much as dogs hate passing cars, that they chase after. Instead, use any of the many large vacant parking lots, like a church parking lot (ask). Or walk the dog on Bemiss Road sidewalks going to Moody that are not so near passing cars. Stop at the dog park at Freedom Park.

People on welfare shouldn't have nice things. Doesn't matter who purchased it for you. If they cared that much they would pay your rent or buy you some food. Currently, there is no incentive for them to work hard to get off welfare and welfare has become a way of life instead of a means to an end.

As a Christian I strive not to offend or resort to immature name calling exhibited recently by columnist Leonard Pitts. He is clearly bedeviled by thinly veiled hatred against people who can accept yet not endorse his views, while remaining confidently independent in their own thinking and beliefs.

On Jan. 8 my husband and I went to eat lunch at Marcos Pizza. When we went to pay we were told our bill was taken care of. We would like to thank the couple that paid our bill. It was such a sweet thing to do.

But the Tea Party does believe that their way is the only way. That’s why they shut down the federal government despite being in the minority.


To people trying to rent/sell their home — maybe if you would mow the yard and make it look nice, you’d have a better chance. Just a thought.

WSB out of Atlanta was dropped by Mediacom to save you money. Valdosta is in the Tallahassee market and therefore those stations (like WTXL) have exclusive rights to allow/deny other like stations to be provided (like WSB). The same programming, minus Atlanta news, can be found on WTXL. By the way, DirecTV will also give you WTXL.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

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    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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