Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 4, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, January 4, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why do you care so much about someone else not paying their student loans? Pay yours if you have any and mind your business. Or if you're so worried, you can pay theirs too!

Obama’s vacation back-and-forths to Hawaii over the holidays are costing the taxpayers over $7 million. If a Republican president had squandered our hard-earned dollars in this manner, the mainstream media would be going berserk.

Someone asked the difference between Republicans and Democrats: That won't fit in 60 words or less. Fiscally, "conservatives" understand that money is the people's on loan to the government, whereas liberals think the money is the government's, on loan to the people. Then there are all the social issues. Then there are all the moral issues.

I know two local law enforcement officers who speed and drive aggressively off duty. Their hypocrisy is amazing. This does not make the police department and sheriff's department look good and it should be addressed. On the other hand, rave to a VPD officer I saw in his squad car who was driving carefully and following the rules.

Following all the vehicle "upgrades" due to Christmas, now would be a great time for VPD to enforce the loud music laws. The bass is aggravating.

Depending on your Christian denomination, Christmas doesn't necessarily end on Dec. 25. For example, Episcopalians celebrate until Jan. 6.

Did you stop to think that the officer pulling over a taxi may have been talking to someone who had been verbally abusive? Just because they rode in a taxi doesn't mean they didn't do something wrong.

If we are going to ban guns, rifles, pistols, etc., because someone used it in a negative way, then let’s ban crow bars, screwdrivers, knives, cars, telephones, computers and steel-stoe boots. All of these things have been used in a negative way also. If guns kill people, then forks make people fat and pencils misspell words.

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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

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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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