Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 17, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 17, 2013

VALDOSTA — Since when is the concept of banning access to certain types of weapons and magazines the same as ‘banning all guns’? That is the level of response that is unfortunately expected from uneducated tools of Faux News.

I agree, instead of going to the authorities, first check with the owners of horses, we also were reported for not feeding and watering our horses. When the authorities came to check, they found two 1,000-pound bales of hay in the fields and 140 gallons of water. For the owner of the collicking horse, try putting her in a trailer and driving for an hour or so, this helps relieve the colic. Hope she is OK.

Every student and parent who commented, posted, and passed on information about Kendrick Johnson should have to issue a public apology on their social site. Speculation and rumors about drugs, gangs and murder flying through the air and that poor mother could only remember him as her beautiful baby boy.

Well, it's official. American's paid a record price at the pump last year and started 2013 with record high gas prices. The supplies are up, with 2.5 million barrels more than thought, and demand is down. This is a result of the policies of this president running up our debt, thereby devaluing the dollar!

I wonder where all the people ranting about cyclists would have us ride, when we live in a community with so few designated bike lanes or paths. The city should implement a pedestrian and cycling plan into our road infrastructure, especially with the amount of foot and bike traffic around the university.

If you are one of the parents that lobbied so hard for your student to have a cellphone at school: don't be upset now that they used them when the student died at school! Parents are responsible for teaching kids discretion!

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    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?

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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.

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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

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    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.

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