Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 15, 2013

-- — Sorry for people dumping and using your vacant corner lot. If you don’t have money to spare to keep up the vacant lot, or to clean it up, why not sell it? You’d then have money to spare, and you wouldn’t have a vacant lot to worry about people dumping on. Two birds with one stone.

If the city continues to threaten higher taxes if SPLOST VII does not pass, I guarantee it will fail. People don’t like to be threatened. Of the $80 million expected, $77.8 million is dedicated to water/sewer projects, police and fire department, all worthy projects. What about the remaining $2.2 million?

I was in total shock this past week when I witnessed business owners tell young children they couldn’t afford to give them a few dollars to help with traveling expenses for their ball teams to go to state. You people walk around with your nose stuck up in the air and act like you have millions in the bank, but you couldn’t afford a few dollars to help these children who worked hard to get where they are and represent your county!

I agree with the person that wrote in about trees and shrubs blocking the driver’s view. The place it bothers me the most is at the mall in Valdosta. As you are driving on the road that goes around the mall; you are required to stop at all stop signs. However, the people driving into the mall parking area aren't required to stop. Most of the time when you stop at one of the stop signs, you can’t see if someone is flying in.

Again, we don’t approve SPLOST in order to pay to improve private property. Now you know why voters vote against SPLOST tax when you misuse their money. Let the community come up with the money to improve private houses and property.

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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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    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

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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