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October 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

-- — I play football for LHS and will always be a Viking win or lose! But can we really only run two plays? The defense knows it's coming up the middle either left or right. Maybe it's time for a new play book.

To people walking dogs on Park Lane, Thomwall, and Park Ave. neighborhood area, please stop letting your dogs poop freely in everyone's yard. Be respectful and use a poop bag to clean up or let your dog poop in your own yard. Then you can dodge the stinky piles. Please be a responsible pet owner!

You must not be a homeowner. If I decide to put my house on the market, and across the street is a yard full of cars, trucks, and beer pong paraphenalia, how likely is it that I'm going to get a decent price for my house? That makes it my business.

Brooks County parents: did you know that most of the students do not have books/workbooks, teachers are not given extra copy paper to compensate for no books, and now teachers have to use a new lesson plan format that will be 20-25 pages per week? But, approximately five new jobs were created at the county office this year! This is not right!

I think before we quit paying our servicemen and women, we need to quit paying both houses of Congress first. Every day of the delay equals one month of their salary and benefits!

It's about time SGMC admit they have a problem. Too bad they didn't include that the employees are taking all the hits and administration is just cruising along.

The Lake Park Christmas parade should be held in Lake Park not at the outlet mall.

I looked at the SPLOST list on the Engineering page. I think I will vote Yes. Didn't realize how many projects my "penny" covered.

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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

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