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August 26, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

--- — Lanier County Chamber of Commerce... Why is grant money that is intended to be used to help develop our county given to a family to purchase an olive press? How does that help grow our industry or create jobs? Lanier County needs industries to come and jobs to be created, not free money handed to a family for their own benefit.

Don't be so quick to judge someone by how they dress. Some of us don't have time to go home and change after work and get all dolled up before going to dinner or shopping. Lower your snooty nose a little before you drown.

Why isn’t the Health Department monitoring the  spill of sewage into the Withlachoochie River? Where are the public notices about the safety of swimming and fishing? Isn’t this required by law?

Five years of no City raises and 2.5 percent increase this Jan. 1st equates to $5 per week for me, just when increased Obamacare costs begin. I earn $150 too much per month for free school lunch and almost qualify for SNAP and welfare with my full-time employment. Anyone else living on the edge in this "Economic Recovery" touted by Washington D.C.?

I am so sick of "give-away" programs. Welfare, food stamps, free breakfasts and lunches, free child care, subsidized medical care, free school supplies, low income (subsidized) housing, etc. All you takers need to realize that taxpayers pick up the tab, that’s why we care and have the right to voice our disapproval. Frankly, I hope this government goes belly up and the check writing is forced to stop and people are forced to be responsible for their actions.

If Lowndes Schools really wants to save money what about all the department heads that have unmarked county school vehicles that they use for personal use. They take them on vacation, hunting, haul the boat fishing and the family out to eat. Who pays for the gas?

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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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