Valdosta Daily Times

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December 6, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — I don't know if Dasher or the County is responsible for the speed bumps on Dasher Road, but they need to put the sign warning of the bump 30 feet before. I was going the speed limit on that road at night and couldn't stop before hitting one. If my car is damaged, I'll be send the bill to the responsible place. It was the first time being on that road.

To GA Medicaid, expecting the elderly to submit renewals, changes online for Medicaid/Food stamps or calling the new customer service line in which you spend 45 minutes to 2 hours on hold (if you’re not disconnected) is ridiculous! Our elderly deserve better than this!

Restaurant inspections are still on South Health District's website (which was recently updated!) under "Restaurant Inspections" on the front page. If you can't find it call their public information officer and I'm sure she'll be happy to help.

The Brooks County Sheriff Office website has been down for six months or more. Why isn't Brooks county following the law in OCGA 42-1-12(i)(3)(E) which says they must maintain and make available a sex offender registry on their website? Who do I contact at the state level to force the Brooks County Sheriff to follow the law?

Don’t get your "Pet Dander" upset. I am a retired senior citizen, worked all my life and never had one penny of public assistance. All I have left is two pets, 10 and 14 years old. Pets often keep you living when you have no one else. I was just wishing for help, and I will be praying for you. God bless.

Why is some ranter trying to mix the SPLOST and ESPLOST in with the Shop Local program? SPLOST and ESPLOST raise money so city leaders can take trips to seminars and conventions in other places. Shop Local is just shop local.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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