Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 20, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, February 20, 2014

VALDOSTA — Those two Republican senators who voted against increasing the debt limit were voting responsibly. Those that voted for, were hedging re-election bids. When foreign nations stop extending the U.S. credit just because it can print more worthless money, people who rely on government assistance of any kind are going to get cut off and you can blame the federal government for its lack of leadership now.

If you added all the five previous presidents’ parties and vacations up, it would not touch the Obama families. If you added the 5 previous presidents’ debts up, it would not touch the Obama administration. If you added up all the biased, first time, "I'm gonna get mine" thinkers who voted Obama in, well you end up with what we have had for the last six years. Congratulations, you got yours — debt and waste.

I'm not against smoking pot. I would much rather see seniors or those on several meds smoking pot than taking a handful of pills. To all the others that want to just get buzzed, smoking one joint is equal to smoking 10 cigarettes. What is so cool about getting high, drunk, or smokin' crack or any other drug? Those who do look and act like complete idiots, unless that is what you wanted to accomplish.

I had a problem and Trey at Winnelson Co. Plumbing solved it. He was very knowledgeable of his job and product. He treated me with the respect and courtesy one would expect. I had the impression my problem was the most important thing on his mind. Thanks, Trey!

It's time for the Lowndes County Board to explain. Is it true that Davis went home instead of working his new assignment? And he is still getting paid? What leave policy is this? I have three children and was docked pay when leave ran out. Concerned about the children's education? What a joke. Just what the taxpayers don’t need.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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    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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