Valdosta Daily Times

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January 10, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 10, 2012

VALDOSTA — Thank you, President Obama, for raising the taxes on my husband's check and my check. Our income is now lower thanks to you. We will now have to get second jobs in order to survive!

Thanks to the two Valdosta police officers who pulled me over for jogging early on Baytree Road. They did the same to two other runners as I continued my run.

Instead of depending on The Valdosta Daily Times to get your information about how to obtain a driver’s license, why don't you call the DMV and get the information straight from the source?

SGMC emergency room had one doctor on duty Jan. 2 at 2:30 a.m. I waited to see a doctor for over two hours before I left and saw my regular doctor at 8 a.m. With emergency vehicles arriving and people that had higher priority, i.e., chest pain, one doctor was not able to take care of all the people. SGMC should require the company that supports the emergency room to have two doctors on duty with staff at all times.

Perhaps the waiter who complained about adults ordering from the children's menu would be more comfortable working in a restaurant where it is not permitted. The portion sizes are better, and we do expect the same service as it takes the same amount of effort either way. We leave a more than generous "adult" tip, realizing a waiter depends on tips.

Blocking websites in places of business, including hospitals, is a normal procedure. It's meant to keep employees from wasting time surfing and is difficult to separate within the business.

I sincerely hope the Lowndes County commissioners and the new chairman do not continue down the road of messing with the density requirements around Moody AFB. If they do, they are playing with fire as I believe the military would close Moody in a heartbeat during the next round of base reviews.

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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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