Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 6, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

-- — For those that complain about people getting food stamps, and other entitlements but wanted Obama Care, how do you feel now since you will be paying for their insurance and thousand others that will qualify now?

To the administration at Lowndes High School: I do not appreciate the unsolicited email invitations to religious gatherings that you support and find "refreshing." Please leave my inbox for official school business only.

Could anyone in the City of Valdosta please explain to me why they are wasting taxpayers’ money by putting a 10-foot sidewalk on Williams Street? It looks awful, and takes away from the historic look. Now you can barely drive down the street. Someone must have a relative in the concrete business.

I was contacted by my elderly mother who trusted a local young man driving a yellow Nissan Xterra that said he was a welder. She failed to get this young man's name and number when she gave him her green metal lounge chair that needed welding. He said he would have it back to her in two days, it's been two months and she hasn't seen him again. Folks, keep on the lookout for this man.

Most intelligent people support the Tea Party? Your own comments completely invalidated that statement.

Valdosta has too many people that have nothing else better to do than complain.

We have had a SPLOST of some type for some 20 years. We have also had a water treatment facility problem for a number of years. I've had enough of this mismanagement of my tax money. Propose a SPLOST for water treatment ONLY and I'll vote for it. Let it stand on its own and don't include other projects with it.

SPLOST creates bigger government, that's the big secret. If you use the SPLOST money for capital expenditures like buildings, vehicles, etc., then you have to use additional, non-SPLOST dollars to maintain whatever it is that was funded with SPLOST. Basically, SPLOST pays for bigger and better things, while other taxes go up to maintain them.  

Does Sen. Ted Cruz not understand that “Green Eggs and Ham” is about a person who is definitely against something before trying it? And then once he tries it, he likes it.

If the whiners on here contributed as much as they whined about everything, this county would be number one in the state.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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