Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 19, 2013

Rants & Raves

Thursday, December 19, 2013

VALDOSTA — Who in their right mind would be so selfish as to blame a city for canceling a parade due to the weather? It was nasty weather Saturday, and nobody needed to be out, children in particular.

What’s up with changing the signals at the 5 Points intersection? Used to be able to move through that intersection. I am upset as a motorist. I am upset with the changes. Please put it back.

The Northridge fence continues to crumble, fall and deteriorate. It truly needs attention  Somebody is responsible for that and should be called to task.

Residents in the county having issues with garbage pickup? Not getting the response you would like from Advanced Disposal? Call Lowndes County Trash Code Enforcement. Watch the response.

To Tuesday's ranter dogging education, if you can do it better then go get your degree and step into a classroom.

For the person with waning confidence in education: Let's see you deal with no raises in six years, lost class time due to furloughs, a curriculum that has been changed three times in six years for some subject areas, and a student population that more and more no longer hears at home that their education is important. When parents aren't willing to tow the line and support the teachers, you get the mess we have now. We will, however, keep giving your child everything we have to try to open doors of success.

City of Lake Park uses SPLOST funds for another fire truck and police cars, but doesn't even mention fixing its worn out water system. Isn't the water the citizens and their kids put in their bodies more important? Waste, waste, waste those SPLOST funds!

You pro-charter school and home school advocates are so obvious with your anti-teacher ads. Public school teachers work their butts off, and get nothing but criticism. Uncaring, lazy, complaining parents are the real problem. Unruly, disruptive children stop kids from learning.

My premiums are going up 9 percent next year. If you say yours are doubling, either your insurance company is ripping you off or you are lying. Which is it?

Does anyone in Valdosta hire qualified people over the age of 55 anymore? We are stable, experienced, knowledgeable, capable, educated and trainable. I’m not saying that Valdosta has a problem with age discrimination but ...

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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