Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 12, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

VALDOSTA — Gotta love the new Industrial Authority’s fancy new Office located on Roosevelt Avenue. Nearly a million dollars of taxpayers money used to acquire the vacant building and renovate it. I believe there are plenty of vacant offices located all across town they could have just rented at a fraction of the cost. Just more waste of taxpayers’ money by the Industrial Authority.

Just wondering how the big James Road project is coming along?

Low-paying businesses will soon hear our local governments push for higher minimum wage. How do they know? Recall the many times they copied the federal government's agenda. Instead, remove the minimum wage law. Workers are money. No workers, no money. Without workers, the low-paying business owner is on welfare, too. Higher paying competitors happy. Minimum wage is a government growing business subsidy, plain and simple.

Will the Board of Directors of the Valdosta Chamber of Commerce please take a closer look at the leadership there? The Chamber needs to modernize and it seems the president is unwilling to do that. Time for new leadership.

Sure would be nice if Georgia Power was available in Lake Park.

To the person about pot heads. A recent study proves that marijuana has reduced the number of suicides in military members and others. Regulate marijuana. I mean it is all natural with numerous benefits, not just getting high.

Do prisoners pick up trash on the roadsides? If not, why don't they?

To the person who said that pot has caused suicides and murders, you sir/madam are ignorant. Where did you get such facts?

Thank you, W. G. Nunn Elementary School for the Father/Daugther and Mother/Son valentine's dance. That was a first class event. Thank you for the extra activities this year!

The church my family attends is a guilt-free house of God. Those who can contribute much may give from their wealth; those of lesser means give what they can. Our church reaches out to the migrant community, the poor, etc. without judgment. The ranter may keep his money if he wishes. God will still provide.

My husband was recently treated at SGMC Outpatient. We were really treated graciously and a follow up with a phone call checking on us.  Thank you so 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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