Valdosta Daily Times

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February 10, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

-- — Don’t put the battle against global warming on Christians. Yes they may be duped into voting for certain blocks because they are promised some of their principles are going to be upheld, but that is only for their vote, nothing gets done. It’s the Koch brothers and some big oil interests that are funding the war against global warming. Just because some of their unpaid talking parrots are Christians who spend more time watching nut-case “news” shows than they do in church, does not mean all Christians are involved.

Thank you to Melissa Powell and Chrystal Odom two SGMC Nurses who went above and beyond to help me last week. You two were my angels that day.

What do you want to bet the recent “stand your ground” defense murder cases in Florida (theater texting and loud music) were perpetrated by avid patriots and real American fans of Fox News?

Fox News viewers “learned” that Mitt Romney would win in a landslide and then were shocked when it was President Obama that won in a landslide. I’ll pass on that kind of “learning.”

Valdosta, why don’t we have more senior housing? We seem to cater to the college students. Other towns take care of their seniors. A lot of us don’t qualify for income-based but we also cannot afford high rent to be in nice, safe neighborhoods. Valdosta, let’s start taking care of our seniors, and building apartments that they can afford.

I agree with recent comments regarding the Industrial Authority, and I’m thankful the newspaper allows the majority opinion to make the Rant & Rave. Despite a lingering recession and acute work-force challenges here, they have done quite well. I wish the people of Lowndes County would lend more support to those trying to help this community despite pretty difficult challenges.

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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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    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

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