Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 23, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

VALDOSTA — From the lady who was having a not so good day to the gentleman in the black Ford truck with a Brooks County tag, thank you for buying my lunch at St. Augustine Road Chick-fil-A today. You restored my faith in humanity and made my day a little brighter. I will pay it forward!

I want to thank my Heavenly Father for saving me. I pray that everyone will remember 2,000 years ago our Savior was born and suffered and died for us. Merry Christmas.

The “Seasons Greetings” sign isn’t meant to remove Christ from Christmas, but yet to acknowledge all beliefs. If yours is Merry Christmas, that’s cool. If Happy Kwanzaa is your choice, then that’s fine, too. Maybe you celebrate the Festival of Lights, so Happy Hanukkah to you! We should all get along, but until then, Happy Festivus!

Thank you to the Department of Transportation for finally making an opportunity for two cars to turn at the same time off Exit 18, southbound ramp.

I would like to thank Gateway Baptist Church for the wonderful Christmas Cantata performed by the children. It truly touched my heart to watch the children perform songs, while a book that was written by a local writer, Jane R. Willis, was read. I purchased one of her books for a keepsake. The children were wonderful and the true meaning of Christmas could be felt. Merry Christmas to a wonderful church.

In Publix this afternoon, I watched a woman hang out after she paid her bill and when the cashier finished ringing up the woman behind her, the first woman said, “I’ll be paying that bill today.” That random act of kindness will stay with all who witnessed this. What a beautiful woman. Made my day wonderful and no one bought my groceries.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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