Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 7, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, February 7, 2013

-- — Only in Valdosta could a little kid knock on your door selling 5 cents worth of sugar, water, and lemon for a dollar and you have the right to call the cops on them for soliciting without a license.

The fact that employers would cut hours to avoid having to provide health care for their employees says more about them than it does about the President. The employers are basically saying, “we only need you this much.”

Is there anything that can be done to get the waste disposal sites open again? We paid the fee and were pleased with the services. It seems unfair that they were closed to us. Lowndes County citizens that want the service back should unite over this.

To the person who stated they get a headache when they read the happy raves on Wednesdays. Maybe they need to have their head examined.

On the dump closing, I think they should have left the dumps open until everyone had a can to put their garbage in. As of today, no can, called three times, and have been told getting there. In the meantime, what are we supposed to do? Said our pickup date is Thursday. If no can, should we just put our garbage out by the curb?

Advanced Disposal expects you to put your lawn trash into brown paper bags. What a joke. You should be able to pile it beside the road and them come along and scoop it up. Yes burning, burning, and more burning will be occurring in the future.

To the people that are fussing, whining and  crying about the dump sites closing, are probably the same ones that had either complained, fussed, scratched off and threw gravel, rocks, or always complaining and mistreating the attendants. Now as you’re dumping your garbage in your garbage cans ... remember karma.

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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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