Valdosta Daily Times

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October 31, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

-- — I am undecided on SPLOST. Recently received a card in the mail from the Valdosta Tea Party asking me to vote no. As I started reading their points to vote no, I noticed some things that did not make sense. May I suggest that you review your math. If MOST raises $55M over three years, and SPLOST $150M over six years, how can you say you are saving $95M? One is a 6-year and one a 3-year tax.

Why not try to get a Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant at 5 Points? A healthy buffet would be a welcome change.

The Williams Street sidewalk is wide because it's really an extension of the Azalea Trail. The road is narrower, but walkers and bicyclists are safer!

Don't pull out in front of me and then get angry when I almost hit you.

Something to think about. To the people with the bright white or blue headlights, you can see much better but the people that are meeting you can't see anything!

Property owners, do we have any guarantee that if we  vote for SPLOST our taxes will not go up? Absolutely not!  They still  can be increased and we will be stuck with double taxation.  

We have a beautiful city hall building except for the bright white fence and trim on the north side. Please paint it to match the  beautiful building.

If you like what the city has done to Williams Street then hold on — you’re going to get a whole lot more of the same after SPLOST VII passes.

People here in Lowndes County (and Valdosta) apparently want to pay more taxes since they vote in large numbers for these SPLOST taxes. That being the case - SPLOST VII should be not a penny tax but 5 pennies tax. We could really build a first class Waste Water Treatment Plant with all the money non-residents would pay.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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