Valdosta Daily Times

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January 18, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, January 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — Thanks to all the churches who provide food to those in need. This is a blessing to people who are on a fixed income. If you are among those who truly need food they are there to help you. If you are not, then please let those who need it be blessed by these kind  people.

I have just witnessed the President’s news conference regarding new gun reform. He should be ashamed of himself, using children as part of his propaganda to bolster his nonsense agenda. More concern needs to be placed on the economy and other things that can be fixed.

The current recycling centers accept glass. Advanced Disposal does not. How is this "greener and cleaner," as they advertise?

While I agree with legislation requiring background checks for all gun purchases, and see no reason for a 30-plus round clip, there is a due process and I strongly disagree with Obama's dictator use and abuse of executive powers.

I would like to rave about Christine and Leslie at the Farm Bureau office in Valdosta who are always so helpful and so nice when you walk in the door.

A big rave for Lonnie of Mediacom. Not only was he overly polite, but came in, got the job done and went out of his way to ensure customer satisfaction. Something great is coming your way. Thank you, Lonnie!

Save your tears for the "homeless" lady. She is not and so are most others standing by the road begging. They make more than you in a day.

It should be illegal for anyone to have an electric wheelchair or scooter on the road. I guess they are not in fear of their life or getting injured more than they are now.

Rave to the Times for reporting the lady that shot the intruder to protect herself and her kids. Maybe more will do the same and stop this madness. Protect yourselves and your home.

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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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