Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 24, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

VALDOSTA — Gas prices are going up for three reasons, none involving Obama: oil companies’ greed, Iran and the Straits of Hormuz, and the refusal of the American people to demand alternative fuel sources.

I’d like to know if I can get front-page coverage. I got fired, let go, downsized after working for a company for over 20 years.

Well, you ask what could Obama do about gas prices, Obama can allow  drilling in the gulf and he can approve the Keystone pipeline.

To anti-Obama gas ranter, the reason gasoline prices are rising is because the oil companies are exporting from the United States. Gasoline is a money-making export for the oil companies. Dollar-wise, it is the biggest export we have.

A big rave to Mr. Aldrich. Thank you for your work in updating our system’s outdated buildings. Thankfully Southeast will be re-built before they rudely usher you out ... How long will your replacement make the “red-headed stepchild” (Newbern) wait for rebuilding?

Wow! That is the first thing that comes to mind about what happened to Mr. Aldrich. I can’t believe that after 43 years the board will not give any examples of what they claim caused his termination. It just goes to show you how kind and respectable Mr. Aldrich is when he said, “it’s really not worth my time or effort to do anything.”

Thank you, Mr. R  (you know who you are), for being the best at what you do. You inspire more people than you will ever realize or know. Thank God for sending you our way.

Some people need to get a grip and not be so lazy and park their car in a space at the Walmart on Norman Drive.

So the Lowndes County dictators or commissioners have decided that our roads would be safer if we shut the doors on establishments selling alcohol at 1:55 a.m. And force them off the property. Lowndes EMS gas ’em up, get ready for this weekend. From 2-3, the roads will be a gauntlet. If it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it. Thanks.

Why are city engineering traffic personnel allowed to drive city trucks home for lunch? That is a misuse of public money.

If the city police department spends a little more time on the Interstate all of the crime near the mall area would stop but instead they let the sheriff do it.

Traffic at Five Points after 5 p.m. is terrible! What is going on?

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    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

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