Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 13, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, February 13, 2014

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes and Valdosta school systems’ pride in consolidating school calendars is one more step toward consolidating school systems.

VSU has a policy of issuing parking permits and making violations. There are schools in Valdosta and around the U.S. that do neither. The policy is just another financial burden upon staff employees, faculty members and especially the students. Even those who are disabled must buy a parking permit. It is simply a perverse form of extortion and a way to make a great deal of money having nothing to do with safety and security or traffic control.

I would love for the City of Valdosta and Valdosta State to put caution lights and walk signals at all crosswalks for campus. On Patterson there are lots of students on foot. There should be a scheduled stop pattern. Sad for a child to lose a life because we won’t spend the money to do it right. Traffic in Valdosta has changed — upgrade for people's safety.

The City of Valdosta had a hometown guy to choose as their fire chief, but went outside. Please voters remember this when it comes time to vote. We  don’t want this town to become Albany.

Over the past four years that we’ve been in Valdosta, we have repeatedly heard “if you don’t like it, leave.” Well we are, and guess what? We are taking our checkbook with us!

Less than a week ago a VSU student was killed while doing exactly what she was supposed to do while walking across the road. However, that fact does not seem to cross the mind of these college students who cross the street where there are no crosswalks, without looking.

Let’s congratulate and welcome the new Valdosta Fire Chief Broome. The who you know, good ole buddy system has came to an end. Finally, the most knowledgeable and educated was chosen. Wish him well. He has a huge mess to clean up.

Once again, people don’t understand or invest the time to research an issue before blindly ranting about it. Why would the Industrial Authority elect to continue to pay rent on a privately owned building and gain no equity for the taxpayer when a mortgage on a new facility is cheaper? I applaud their decision and recognize good leadership when I see it.

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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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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

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