Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 27, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

-- — Sad to see so many disappointing, mean comments about the Bridgemen’s trip to Hawaii. I had two children in the band and was excited for them for each trip they went on, California twice, New York, twice, Chicago, Orlando. The trips are planned well in advance, payment schedules set up and if enough kids can’t go or their parents can’t afford it, the band doesn’t go. So, I am sure that with all the negativity, the trip will get canceled again, sad for the kids, sadder that parents forget it’s about the kids, not them.

Can’t help but to wonder why Lowndes County is wasting the taxpayers’ money on civil action against Deep South Sanitation, instead of putting all that money on more important issues. If I have to write out a check for the service then I have the right to choose who I write that check out to. Deep South has given me wonderful service, they are locally owned and operated and the money stays right here in Lowndes County. The Commissioners say that they haven’t had any complaints about Advanced; they haven’t read the rant and rave section. I say next election is out with the old and in with the new. We the people of Lowndes County can make our voices heard loud and clear then.

Okay, my fearless leader is a very busy man with a lot of national and worldwide issues that need his attention. I don’t mean to be insensitive, but maybe those living in “Tornado Alley” should either take extra precautions during tornado season or move away. There is no reason why there shouldn’t be storm shelters in every home and facility in Tornado Alley and surrounding areas. After several years of devastation — everyone should’ve known better.

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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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