Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 23, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, August 23, 2013

VALDOSTA — There should be a law against pets of any kind that are caged. How would you like to live your life that way? They need to be free and with their own kind.

Why do we not have any cable television competition in Valdosta? My daughter has Xfinity by Comcast in Atlanta and it is so much better than Mediacom! I don't want satellite service, so please, Valdosta — get us some competition here!

Vote for SPLOST, not me. I voted for SPLOST 20 years ago when the money was supposed to be used to pave the roads in Lowndes County and mine hasn’t been paved yet.

To the people in our community who order pizza for delivery and do not tip, consider how you would feel if you did not get paid when you go to work. Someone went out of their way for your convenience, so don’t inconvenience them.

Please get your story straight. The scoreboard for Lowndes High School football was purchased by the Booster Club and the Band Booster Club and private funds. No school monies was used to purchase that scoreboard.

We need to change the name of Berrien County to Broke County. It is embarrassing to even live in this county due to the stupid things our leaders do. Yes, cut officers’ phones off and put them and us in danger and harass businesses about grease traps. Maybe us citizens need new changes in our city and county management areas.

For years now, we have all been paying a storm water fee. Mine is $1.25 a month, for what? Last storm, I was stopped at a red light and watched water pouring out of a manhole cover in the street. I could barely drive down the street because the water was  covering half the street. So, what is this storm fee I'm paying each month being spent on?

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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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