Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Thursday, Oct. 24

VALDOSTA — To those that had their wedding reception just inside Florida off Loch Laurel Road Saturday: I’m sure you didn’t enjoy my loudspeaker any more than we enjoy your noise in this residential area. Tell your friends before they make their reception plans. Loud noise will be met with loud noise.

Why not just increase taxes on the upper 2 percent in Lowndes and Valdosta for the SPLOST and the LOST? Just collect the money at your next board meeting. The bottom 98 percent can’t afford to give any more money for a project that was paid for years ago.

Pick up your cell phone, and call the mall office about the high bushes.

I am for the “good old days,” too. Let’s bring back Dwight Eisenhower; 5.5 percent unemployment, 90 percent top tax bracket, and new roads and bridges. Yes sir, let’s bring back those good old Republican days!

Do businesses not realize how unprofessional and rude it is to let a customer stand at a counter unattended while the employee continues a personal conversation on the phone?

Bring a Fresh Market to Valdosta already. I travel to Tallahassee to shop there. Shopped at Trader Joe’s this weekend had good price would like to see one here.

The U.S. is releasing $1.6 billion to Pakistan; where are we getting the money? We are so deep in debt our great-grands will still be paying it off. How can we give money to other countries when we have to borrow to keep our own country running? I am a 80-year-old who is still working. Why are sending money to another country who we aren’t even on good terms with?

Valdosta is nice, but just nice. It’s not that different than most other towns this size in Georgia. There is also wealth here, even if it’s a closed circle. If any of the privileged ever wants to set Valdosta apart from the pack, consider investing in something unique: A fresh foods market or a world market or an ice rink or something. Otherwise, we’re just more of the same.

Although my insurance has had increases over the past 10 years, It has never been no where near the 50 percent increase it will be starting in January, along with a $300 hike on my deductible. Hundreds of thousands being kicked off their plans, premiums rising, and those being forced into the ACA ,and let’s not forget all those who don’t qualify. Is this the health care you envisioned? People can’t afford this.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

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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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  • 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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