Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 17, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

-- — The argument that pot is natural so it can’t be bad is such a silly argument. Poison ivy is also natural, want to smoke that? The point here is that there may be other arguments for/against legalizing pot, but please stop using this one. There may be benefits, but do they outweigh the negatives? Most of cannabis’ benefits can be gained through its oil without smoking.

The city needs to check the additional benches that have been put out around town with advertisement. There is a limit approved years ago for whatever the charity is, which is a good thing, but they need to be limited and approved at the corners. They can be very distracting and lead to accidents.

 

I commend Ashton who works  at Ashley Cinema Theater. I brought my granddaughters in Saturday night and he was a very courteous man, a very good employee. He  deserves a raise.

Is there a traffic division in the City of Valdosta? If so, is the agenda of this division to add red lights to hinder the flow of traffic? Who am I kidding? Valdosta does not have traffic flow. Valdosta has traffic jerk, from one red light to the next.

Good job, Lowndes High girls, for winning region champ.

Congressman Kingston and Congressman Scott again voted on Feb. 11, 2014, to allow the United States to default on the federal debt. Hoping, I guess, to create another federal financial crisis. Fortunately, other House Republicans, along with House Democrats, voted to temporarily extend the debt limit to March 2015. What were our two Congressmen thinking?

I would like to send a huge thank you to Jeff Atkins of Jeff Atkins Roofing. He is an excellent roofer who stands behind his work and his word. He showed up on time and cleaned up the work area when completed. He also responded when we had a minor leak and fixed it in the rain.

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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

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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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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