Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 13, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

VALDOSTA — Just because you are president of a bank, does not give you the right to belittle the senior employees in weekly meetings.

Don’t bother emailing the movie theatre about those movies that never play here. They don't think we’re important enough to bother responding.

I was very blessed recently when an angel in disguise named Richard was walking in Valdosta. My mom and I picked him up. It is very nice when God sends you a new friend.

Kerry said with the new Iran sanction easing deal, the U.S. will be “extraordinarily vigilant” of the Iran nuclear program. How were they looking at it before?

The Industrial Authority is a rip-off. We taxpayers are paying one mill per property for this un-productive agency. What have they done for our community? They are costing us big money. If you are paying $3,000 per year in property tax, you are paying $300 to them. We need regime change in the city and the county.

Selected in the top 5 of 14 that entered the exceptional main street program and our leaders say they’re proud of their 20 year downtown effort. 20 years, 7 SPLOSTS, and super rich historical minded home grown aristocrats to get downtown to this level!? Why proud!? Google Youtube Old Town Winchester VA. And it didn't take 20 years and 7 SPLOSTS.

An article stated that the VA is going to be reviewing disability claims. They should! That program is as riddled with fraud as any other government program.

A big rave to Ms. Simmons, a Kindergarten parapro at West Side. She is always smiling and has a pleasant, positive attitude. She loves all the children and they love her. This lady should be parapro of the year.

Why don‘t we get emergency notification on our TV  with Mediacom. We just get a blank screen. Are you a member of our community or just a big corporation coming in just to take our money?

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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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