Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 15, 2012

Rant and Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

-- — If they would put the gas tank opening back in the back of the vehicle behind the tag there would be no problems with the arrows at gas pumps. And while they are at it put the dimmer switch back on the floor!

Look you can start a charter school by presenting a plan to the local board of education. Of the 315 charter schools in Georgia 94 percent were approved by their local boards. We do NOT need to change the constitution to allow a charter school commission that is redundant and make government bigger!

Before next football season, the Boys & Girls Club needs to make sure that the volunteer coaches know how dangerous it is to jerk a child up quickly after he’s taken a hard hit. I realize some kids lay there for the attention and drama but others are really stunned and need a minute to recover. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

I like local control. I like elected members of the community deciding what is best for the kids in our schools. I can call and talk to my board of education members. I can go to their meetings and speak to them publicly. The charter school commission amendment takes the power away from my local board and sends my money and their power to Atlanta.

There sure are a lot of people with negative opinions about public education. I’m willing to bet these same people have not, nor do they plan to, visit or volunteer at a local school. I invite you to spend some time in a classroom with a teacher who fosters a positive learning environment by challenging students academically and encouraging them to mature into young ladies and gentlemen with a bright future. Come visit us at JLN; you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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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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