Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 18, 2012

Rant and Raves for Thursday, October 18, 2012

VALDOSTA — The upcoming local elections are so important not only nationally but locally. The SPLOST VII directly affects how our community moves forward. As important as SPLOST is, I don’t understand why only a few projects, mainly the Five Points project, are constantly given as reasons to vote “Yes” for SPLOST VII. These projects are greatly needed. I want to know what the other millions of dollars are being spent on. If you want me to vote “yes” I demand to know where all the other money goes.

VHS and LHS played well at the Winnersville game Friday night. It was a good game and LHS came out to be the winners but it was extremely rude for the LHS cheerleaders to tear down the VHS cheerleaders’ sign.

Driving 101: Southbound on Bemiss, when making a left turn onto Davidson Road (Moody main gate) the stop sign is not for a northbound right turn lane to give you the right of way, it's for the railroad tracks, so please stop. Solid white lines mean do not cross, so northbound traffic stop and proceed.

Voting precincts should be in areas where people feel safe.

People make me laugh. Complaining about the Bridgemen playing during live ball. All other bands do it; they just get away with it because they are the size of one instrument section in Lowndes band. The band is essential in getting the players and fans fired up. If not, why did the band get blamed in ‘96 and ‘98 for the team losing while they were way out of state for Thanksgiving? The band knows what they're doing. They get quieted and then what happens? The noise becomes deafening.

I don't need other parents judging me and how I raise my child. When my child grows up, he will be a productive member of society, who doesn't believe everything should be handed to him on a platter. And it starts now, teaching how to persevere and not quit something because he "doesn't feel like it" anymore.

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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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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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