Valdosta Daily Times

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September 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

-- — As an informed citizen it is absolutely clear that the city is in dire need of a new waste water treatment plant, which is part of the SPLOST proposal. So, tell me again how you expect to pay the million dollars for the plant to keep our rivers and yards sewage free. It is either SPLOST or increase taxes or fees for water & sewer. Well, I choose SPLOST any day of the week.

How many kids have to be hit by a car on the way to school to get sidewalks and bike paths in this town? Without paths and sidewalks we have to drive everywhere. More cars on the road makes more need for roads and road repair and less money for bike paths and sidewalks. But that circular logic still puts our kids in danger on their way to school.

For the comment about the Brooks County band. Apparently you have not been to our games. So we invite you to see us Friday night at Veterans Stadium. The Empire of Sound rocks. It is sad you have nothing better to do then try and discourage our kids. Our new band directors rock. Go, Empire of Sound!

To the couple at Chili’s: your behavior over a steak that was not right gave me a chance to teach my child a life lesson on how not to act. The server and management tried to fix it for you. You just wanted something for free. God will bless your server. She is the one who took the time to try to help and I bet you didn’t even tip her! I didn’t get her name but in a world of poor customer service she is a rare find! To all servers, thank you!

Absolute great timing on fixing Williams Street next to the Wildcat Stadium. The City Engineering Department couldn't have planned this better if they had tried. I bet I know when it will be completed. Right after the last home game is played! No parking needed then. Thanks.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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