Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 15, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

VALDOSTA — People who have been unemployed for a long time waiting to get a job and pay commensurate with their education or experience needed to adapt to the job market a while ago. If they didn't, they deserve to work at McDonald’s and not get another benefit extension.

Thanks to the extremely nice lady in the white Porsche at Chick-fil-A this morning for paying for my breakfast. I will pay it forward. That just made my day.

What I think every time I hear someone complain about a cable TV bill: you have too much money to waste. Cut cable and watch antenna TV and save $60 per month, which is $720 per year, which is $7,200 every 10 years. Get a life; read a book.

Everyone complaining about Mediacom prices and dropped channels. The mayor, council or city manager could stop this. A few years ago they had Valdosta set to have our own cable but the city manager canceled it saying Mediacom would lower their prices, which they did until the dust settled. Time to start the dust again.

As for the satellite/cable companies raising rates, you should keep in mind that networks want to get paid now, making shows like The Walking Dead not free (or cheap), and the cost for everything has increased (gas, rent, insurance, etc.).

Frustrated because the theater won't return your calls or e-mails? Then just go to the theater during business hours and ask to speak to the manager. It is that simple!

What do you consider an emergency? And how much should Mediacom put on your television? And when will you say it is too much?

To those of you that think it is OK to disregard the rules and walk your dog around a track that has a sign clearly stating ‘No Dogs,’ at least pick up your pet's fecal matter. Also, just a thought, why not take them to the dog park? What happened to common courtesy or respect for others? I would understand if we didn't have a dog park but come on people — it is only a few hundred yards away!

You are right, the students are back and are parking illegally. The people who rent to our students need to tell them not to park in illegal spaces. It does cause difficulties. Thank you for this attention. We are desperately in need of this.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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