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Rant & Raves

March 10, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 11, 2013

-- — Loud music outside your window in your office complex and you want to know what to do besides calling 911? How about you get off your rump, walk outside, and tell them to turn it down?

I think it is time for the city traffic engineering department to sit and observe at a few intersections to see how disorganized the traffic signals are. You would think they never have to negotiate the logjam at Ashley and Hill everyday. I also wonder why the left turn lane lights are timed to only allow two or three cars through before they change to red. I have sat through numerous light changes trying to turn south onto Norman Drive from St. Augustine.

The city couldn't build a wall and holding pond with pumps to handle the overflowing waters around the plant to prevent this after last time? EPA said the last time left contaminated soil that is carried by wind as dust, what about the health of the workers there and the rest of us? A few million for this is too much? But fine for new auditorium? Certain city leader(s) should be fired.

I agree with the comments about furlough days. Wasn’t that a one-year thing only? How many years has it been? Maybe somebody's calculator needs some new batteries. Wait, maybe they are not in the budget either. A freeze on raises is supposed to be for everyone. Good luck, teachers and students.

Do not lend money to your kin folks who promise to pay you back during income tax time. They never do or they will short change you. Thank you very much, to my kin  folks.

I wonder how our elected and city officials would feel if they lived on Meadowbrook and had untreated sewage coming up into their back yard?

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

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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

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