Valdosta Daily Times

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November 7, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Great time to be in the health insurance business! Canceling health policies of sick people, and raising rates! Nothing new there, except now they get to blame it all on "Obamacare.”

It's funny to see someone defend Fox News. Apparently most people are unaware that Fox won a lawsuit against them by defending themselves as an entertainment source and as such they can say whatever they want. Yup; go figure.

My, my. Driving hostility abounds in Valdosta, doesn't it! If you are being tailgated it is probably because you pulled out and broke the flow of traffic. If you don't want to be followed closely, move on and get out of the way. Angry braking only causes damage to two vehicles, one of which is yours.

Trust me, I realize times are hard. But, would it kill you or take food out of your mouth to buy a few bags of candy for Halloween? We live in Old Wood Valley and love for the kids to come. We talk with them, laugh and have fun. But we were one of only three houses on our street that gave out candy. By the way, a few bags of candy might cost $25. That’s about $2 per month over the course of a year if you plan ahead. It’s sad.

Just a suggestion: When you have witnessed a car accident, please take a moment to give your testimony or leave your name and number to the police (if you are in a hurry). This can truly help out when both parties claim no-fault.

I just ran across the minutes from a City Council meeting in 2010 where they voted to do a design study involving a new traffic light at Connell Road and Bemiss. Three years later, there is still no light or even a mention of one. How long does it take to install a traffic light? I guess if it takes 20 years to design and build a railroad overpass, three years isn't so bad.

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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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