Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

-- — To inform citizens, are you aware of the five-year plan put into effect Aug. 1, 2012? Your water and sewer bill will increase each year. How is all the extra money going to be spent, city leaders? It seems it should be to finance a new water plant. Think of all the homes, apartments and businesses paying this increase.

If you don't want Valdosta Police stopping Lowndes High students, maybe you should tell the students not to speed in their own school zone.

Please don't follow the advice of the misinformed person suggesting walkers walk with traffic and bikers ride against. Not only is this unsafe it is also against the law. Bikers follow the same rules as vehicles, and pedestrians  are instructed to walk/run against traffic when no sidewalk is available.

Did you know that Moody Field Library will be closing by the end of this month? What else are they planning on removing from our military personnel and their families? Their bases are their homes and their communities. We need to nurture our military families. They give their all and we need to praise them not punish them.

I agree that SPLOST is the best way to raise money for projects. However, as far as the things that seem most important to the people, such as infrastructure and waste management, we still have the same people in charge that mismanaged and abused the one that is in effect now. Are we to believe that they can be trusted now.

To the informed citizen regarding the waste water treatment plant: This has been an ongoing problem for years. What happened with the past SPLOST money that could have been spent on that. What makes you think they will do the right thing? The Mayor needs to wake up. Stop spending SPLOST money on other things.

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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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