Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 24, 2014

-- — Did you know that 92 million Americans are not working now? A large percentage are male, bread winners, and our president is busy filling out his basketball bracket?

The city manager, all of the city department heads, the mayor and most of the city council have been in office for many years. The sewage treatment plant was built in the mid ’50s. Since then, the Valdosta Mall, many high rise hotels, big box stores and new subdivisions have been built, expecting the plant to handle all this sewage flow. There is a great need to clean out city hall by holding these people accountable.

To the lady that pulled out of Flash Foods onto Northside Drive on March 20, at 9:20 a.m. in the grey Nissan: Do you even realize how lucky you are that the driver in the white Corvette was able to avoid what was sure to be a very bad wreck? As I passed you, you were still texting. Wake up people — put your phones down when behind the wheel. Next time you may not be so lucky to come across such a good defensive driver.

The new policy allowing colleges to ban tobacco products does not require the ban be enforced. A recent survey found nearly half the student body opposes a ban while most other students feel the current policy should actually be enforced. I hope Dr.

McKinney took those surveys seriously and really thinks about implementing any new policies.

Has anyone thought about how long this sewer issue has been building and why the officials didn't do the right thing 10+ years ago? You can't fix something overnight that took years and years to create. Thanks, Leon and Larry. We citizens appreciate your mistakes!

Twenty years ago when I moved to Valdosta I told my wife the timing of the traffic lights was terrible. There are professionals whose jobs it is to fix this. It saves money and time. Seems like the "good ol’ boys" want to keeps things on par with the past.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    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.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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