Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 25, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, October 25, 2013

VALDOSTA — I, for one, think putting sidewalks on Williams Street and every other street that lacks them is a great idea. However, it must be asked, who is in charge of this project? The Williams sidewalk is way too wide. Can we at least learn from this mistake?

The saying goes that a politician is someone who allows things to get real bad through sorriness, and then he can run vowing to fix the problems he’s allowed to happen. Now is the time to get rid of some of these that have 10-12 years in their positions and let some good new ones in to have a try. They can’t do any worse! The ones we have now allowed the budget, sewer, traffic, crime, and tax problems to happen so get rid of them!

The Affordable Care Act is not designed to work. It’s designed to fail. It was made so the poor still would not qualify for coverage and if they did they still can’t afford the premium or deductible. Same with those in the middle class, it raises the cost of their plan so they will have hardship. This will be the excuse to implement a single-payer system. Wise up, people.

Fellow educators, let’s remember the legislators when we go to the polls. They have not been furloughed.

Folks, when dealing with the Valdosta DMV, please be cautious when handing over your required original documents to the employee “helping” you. Before you leave the window, check to make sure that all your forms are being returned to you, and that they have your name on them. The young man helping us was very careless and made mistakes when dealing with both myself and my husband. We had to make a return trip to correct these issues.

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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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