Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 29, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 29, 2013

VALDOSTA — Careful what you wish for replacing ATT with Mediacom. I guess you will be OK until you need repair or customer service. You will then understand what I mean.

Why hasn’t the Valdosta City Council authorized the sale of Municipal Bonds to fund the new waste water treatment plant instead of waiting for grants or another round of SPLOST which may never be approved. You have had four years to solve this problem, but have done nothing. I have shown you a way out. Don’t wait till I get elected before you act.

Stop blaming everything on the EPD and start fixing the problems. You have funds enough to fix the problem in the critical areas. This will need to be done anyway even if the new plant is built. Don't be afraid to spend some of the taxpayers money saved up, it's our money anyway and we want something done now. MAN UP!

VSU employees have not had a raise in six years, but there is a “showcase” fund with $30,000 in it for a party? McKinney needs to check his priorities

To the ranter complaining about being tired of all the scholarship athletes at Valwood, I am willing to bet you were one of the many who cheered when Valwood won their championship last season.

How many more families in our neighborhood have to be terrorized by our mentally ill neighbor before the authorities do something?

Raves to the Valdosta Veterinarian Hospital staff. They are all dedicated, loving people. They care about our fur babies and we are happy they do. A big Thank You to you all.

It should be remembered that it's not the law abiding gun owner committing these horrendous acts. It's the criminal who, by definition, would break the laws anyway. Campus carry would be permitted by those with Georgia Weapons Permits and they must go through a background check to obtain one. Isn't that one of the biggest arguments in the current bill?

So you’re saying somebody is going to be shot because guns would be allowed on campus? Were guns allowed at Columbine? Were guns allowed at Sandy Creek? By banning guns from areas all you are doing is putting an open season on the good law abiding citizens so any wacko that wants can shoot up a place with no worries someone will be able to fight back.

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    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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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

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