Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

-- — Those who claim to be socially liberal have few problems complaining about overweight individuals, smokers, Christians, or gun owners. Yet, they scream and complain when the ones they criticize voice opposition against the lifestyles of lesbians, gays, and transgenders.

Did the speaker at the inaugural event have to make a derogatory comment about people in the Deep South not being able to appreciate his quote by Abraham Lincoln?! I am surprised that a guest on our campus would display such blatant regionalism.

The current SPLOST is still in effect. The vote was to extend after the current SPLOST ends.

Thought the Chamber was smarter than this. Maybe they forgot that one of their board lives on sewage central ... choosing the wrong side seems to be their legacy.

The Central Savannah River Area Voted in the T-SPLOST; however, tax revenues are 20 percent below projected by the Department of Transportation. DOT says projects in the third period will not have funding. Lowndes County and the whole Southern Region “dodged the bullet” on T-SPLOST. Lowndes County was projected by the DOT to receive 74 percent of their projects in the third period or years 8, 9, and 10. The sad part is over half our tax revenues collected would have gone to other counties it would have been a long seven years funding other counties while waiting on our three-year whirlwind. The citizens saved us from our chamber, mayor and our state-elected representatives all of who wanted T-SPLOST.

People with dogs that bark 24/7 need to keep those dogs inside so your neighbors don’t have to hear it. We can’t even open our doors for the annoyance of a dog/dogs barking. About ready to file a nuisance report.

As usual, just follow the money and you’ll find the corruption and the problems in the sewage mess.  ... What about annual audits? Where is the money going except in high salaries, benefits, bonuses, and pensions? Watch them like hawks! To them, it’s like oh so confusing: check their payroll.

My mother absolutely loved the Withlacoochee River she lived on and is rolling over in her grave at the city dumping 45 million gallons of sewage into its waters. Thank God, she’s not here to see this.  I think the State of Georgia should come down hard on the slack officials that let this happen. Consent order, heck! Pink slip, yes!

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

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    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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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

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