Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 2, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, August 2, 2013

VALDOSTA — No, you’re not getting SPLOST VII! First you spend millions fighting over it, as to who gets what percent of it. SPLOST I, II, III, IV, V, and VI obviously didn’t go to beef up the existing sewer plant. It went for more government employees, higher wages, bonuses, bigger retirement benefits, insurance, health care, and expensive trips, parties, and longer vacations. You’re just like Washington, D.C.!

Maybe local government should have anticipated these now urgent needs, back when they were building big fancy headquarters for themselves, the Industrial Authority, etc. These needs didn’t seem that urgent a short time ago when they wanted a new library and auditorium.

Whatever happened to the part of expanding Gornto that involved the railroad tracks? I get really tired of the backup caused by someone waiting to turn into the YMCA or Creekside.

The VSU salary adjustments are a slap in the face to all hard-working employees. Faculty that have done nothing for years are being given huge bonuses, while those that earned merit for excellence are penalized. Also, the biggest payouts all go to administration. This is rewarding sloth and punishing ambition. This is an example of government incompetence and greed at its worst.

SGMC needs to clean house from the top down and change this ignorant rut of abusing the loyal employees.

City Council! Who do we clap for and give a big raise and bonus to for the recent release of 7.5 million gallons of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee River? I smell a rat. No, it's the river I smell, I guess. This time the river was only half way up the banks. Has the berm been built back up? I think more rain is on the way. Pray instead.

The current Times poll, "How Do You Read A Book" is interesting and sad at the same time. You can tell by the spelling and grammar in the comments written about articles in the paper, that a lot of folks don't read much.

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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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