Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 5, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, July 5, 2013

VALDOSTA — Leaker, Spy, Traitor Snowden is not ranting against President Obama. Maybe Fox News should hire him and put him on a show with Paula Deen and Sarah Palin?

Does one have to be a gang member or otherwise a violent thug to play professional football in the USA? Does it help to have a felony conviction?

Any word on a new skating rink in Valdosta? Good, safe fun, with lots of exercise is needed here in Lowndes County. Freckles Skating rink in Moultrie is packed every weekend.

100 million dollars on a trip to Africa? Get the heck outta here!

To the ranter who says only parents show up at soccer games: I took my son to a soccer tournament in Palm Coast two weekends ago and spent at least $200 for a hotel room and food. If we had soccer fields and “only” parents turned up, they would do the same here, helping our economy. So, I’m OK if only parents show up to soccer games.

Again, if you have a green light, it is not illegal to pull into the intersection for a left turn. Simply clear the intersection when the light changes, that’s one of the many reasons there is a delay between the different direction lights. It is illegal to change your mind about the turn and re-enter a lane to go straight ahead or, and I’ve seen people do this, make a right-hand turn from the left-hand turn lane.

If you’re already in the intersection when the light turns red, then you have the right of way.

Left-turn protocols, soccer facilities, ice rinks? I think we need to face up to the fact that the region is changing. People are moving in from other places and we are all going to have to adapt. The past is over.

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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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