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March 31, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 1, 2013

-- — Just to let the person know that the light on Burton Avenue to Oak Street doesn’t take long if you stay behind the white like where you are supposed to stay.  It activates the sensor under your vehicle.

The service from Advanced Disposal is ridiculous. Trash pickup and recycle pickup are supposed to be on Thursdays. Trash pickup last week happened Friday and recycle did not happen until Saturday. They had several months to plan and increase their trucks and drivers but did not do it.

Just because someone could be a grandmother at 35 doesn’t mean a thing. She could have had a child at 17 or 18 and her child had the grandchild at 18. Just because you maybe didn't want a child till you were 30, doesn't mean other people wait and it also doesn't mean they were pregnant out of wedlock.

Valwood is a private school. If they choose to allow some students to attend on scholarships, that's their right. It's also a big way to garner attention for the school and increase enrollment. Everyone wants to go to a winning school. I do agree that if people are getting athletic scholarships, then there should also be academic scholarships. But again, if you don't like it, there are two  other high schools and many middle and elementary schools to send your child to instead.

To all that have waste piling and nowhere to take it because dump sites are closed and the new garbage company doesn't show, trust in our leaders. Saw in the paper they said it's safe to dump extremely large amounts of waste in the Withlacoochee. Seriously, instead please Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful. Fire our leaders.

VSU is spending over $30,000 to celebrate a guy who has been here for nine months, but won't spend any time or money to celebrate a guy who was here for 40+ years. What a shame. We miss you, Chef Earnie, you deserve better.

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  • 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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

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