Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 8, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

VALDOSTA — Why are Governor Deal and the Tea Party "scum"? Simply because you disagree with someone doesn't make them idiots. I was once told, and fully agree, that the only real idiot is one who believes theirs is the only way and anyone disagreeing with them are idiots.

The helpful ground moles are like Taxed Enough Already (TEA) members (working to do good). The destructive lawn grubs are destroyers, doing bad. Protecting the destroyers always grows government the best and broadest. Good people don't grow government. Oddly so many attack Taxed Enough Already (TEA) instead of the political grubs, the 2 parties that destroy, like grubs.

If this global warming gets any worse, I won't be able to pay my heating bills.

College and high school football is over, now let's devote each January, as we always do, to complaining about Christmas tree lights.

It was good to see they finally caught that fugitive banker. But what about all the locals around who were responsible for the bank failure of Park Avenue Bank....that was a much bigger loss to the Federal Reserve and shareholders, over $200 million? Look it up, it's all online.

I for one turn off the Christmas light show after Jan. 1st. We run a big light show that many enjoy every year. It starts on Thanksgiving night and all the family have a great time that night. Thanks to Valdosta Daily Times for the great comment we saw in Rant and Rave section. Little town of Hanson has a bright spot every year.

On Sunday, my son had a serious diabetic reaction out in front of his driveway. As I struggled to help  him, Jon and Michelle (strangers)  stopped to help. They are both nurses and stayed with us until he was all right. Thanks to another man also who came to our aid. May God bless all of them.

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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

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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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