Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 21, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 21, 2013

VALDOSTA — Let me get this right, SPLOST is passed, and in a week you are talking about budget woes? I have to compliment you on your management style, and criticize the voters for passing SPLOST. You talk about Sheriff's office and their budget problems, yet we still do not have enough professional fire protection?

If you think you are so important, then this quote from Margaret Thatcher is for you. "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are — you aren't.”

To the Valwood students: There are some people who would be offended by a head of lettuce. Just ignore him and move on. Thanks for the tribute. Signed, An Appreciative Vet.

The Republicans have their attack machine in full force against Obamacare. They are trying to convince us that nobody wants it and because the sign-up website has some startup hiccups the whole system should be scrapped. Such hypocrisy. The great number of users trying to get in to sign up crashes the website; that is proof positive that Obamacare is something that millions of people need and want!

I am a Vietnam veteran. Beginning in 1965, I too was spit on, heckled and called a baby killer while in uniform. But they were not hippies, they were college students my own age. I was deeply hurt and confused, but proud to be an American serving my country. Today, I carry no ill will. The outpouring of respect I receive thanking me for my service has made up for that era tenfold.

Taylor Sanderlin, perfect letter in Saturday's paper! Thank you all for honoring our veterans!

I can't believe we have to accept a gas pipeline. We don't want one. This is a democracy, not a corporate wild west. Residents in Texas had a gas pipeline explosion Thursday and still can't go home. Lowndes County Commissioners, listen to the people. We say no to a pipeline.

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  • 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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    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

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