Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 30, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, May 30, 2013

VALDOSTA — You're right: I do apologize to the band parent with the initial complaint. I don't know how involved you are. I simply meant that in the majority of the time, the ones complaining the loudest are those who don't participate. And that the kids are generally given ample time and opportunity to raise money and payments are spread out over a year, not expected within a month or two.

Thanks, to director and staff at the Senior Center for having the rock and roll music at the dance Thursday night. Those seniors can sure boogie.

Huge thanks to Teachers Harvest for the great surprises this week! We appreciate all that Second Harvest does to help teachers in our community!

Thank you, citizens of Valdosta. You came through big time last week in your donations to help the people of Oklahoma!

Dean Poling ... always a great read ... Memorial Day story especially good ... God bless your great uncle and the thousands like him. Thanks for sharing.

To all the veterans who are still alive, thank God you are still alive. I do appreciate the sacrifices you have made.

The world would be a better place if you would talk to people, instead of about them.

The services that are just beginning to be offered to south Georgia for the care and treatment of persons with mental illness and developmental delays are, as usual, way later than anything done anywhere else in the state. Milledgeville and Rome state hospitals were closed precipitously with virtually no planning for community resources to be in place. Giving the system less than six months to fix a decades-old problem is typical of the lack of understanding about persons who need so much help.

The Lowndes High graduation ceremony was very nice, but we could not hear the speakers because the people sitting behind us were so loud.

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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?

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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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