Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 5, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, December 5, 2013

VALDOSTA — I agree with the ranter saying a light is needed at Loch Laurel and 376. But why do the drivers coming from Clyattville have to be clowns? Because they're driving 60 mph? I'm pretty sure the speed limit doesn't change to 45 until past the intersection.

Is it legal for a Lake Park police officer to sit in the middle of the road (turn lane) with no lights on or engine running? I thought the officer might be in trouble so turned around to check. What’s going on? Concerned resident.

To the Langdale Place employee: regardless of what you signed, SGMC is subject to federal laws. If you are complaining or reporting a patient or employee safety concern and get fired, file suit for violation of federal whistle blower laws.

You know, I am sick of people trying to make Valdosta like Tallahassee. If their Olive Garden and stores are better then please just move there. Do not try and make Valdosta like it.

I would like to thank the Valdosta Firefighters for their dedication and loyalty to the citizens of Valdosta. My husband is a retired training captain from another Fire Department. As our son grows up he has shown interest in following his dad’s footsteps. So, when his school had the opportunity to go on a fire station tour, we were both excited. The firefighters were very professional and knowledgeable.

To the ranter complaining about being charged for maternity benefits by Obamacare when you're not having a baby: That's every insurance company. The monthly premiums all get collected and distributed at the whim of the individual insurance company. So you're paying for a lot of things you'll never use. But someone else might be paying for something you do use. That's kinda the way it works.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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