Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

-- — I will not be voting for current politicians in office that have sworn to uphold the law and then blatantly violate it. It is against the law to put signs in the right-of-way. I will not be voting for any current politicians that are currently breaking the law, especially in Lake Park. They should have their signs picked up by maintenance crews and fined.

Now that we have the Gornto Road extension finished, it is time to add some left turn signals to the traffic lights where Woodrow Wilson crosses Ashley Street. I just noticed the new traffic cams at Gornto and Oak. Do they work any better than the others in town that don't work at all?

Hey, you folks who do not want to pay more money in taxes with SPLOST you better get out and vote now. The politicians have voted already so you best vote now or it is over.

Regarding the customer kept waiting while the staff were on the phone, I have seen the reverse side of the situation — a sign in a store saying, “We realize how important your call is to you, so we wouldn’t dream of interrupting it by serving you.”

Lowndes County Board of Education needs to update their fundraising policy to limit fundraisers per calendar year. I am sick of Westside PTO’s weekly fundraising solicitations as if this is an indigent school. Asking for items that should be purchased with PTO funds has to stop!

To the people against selling the stadium to VSU, you're the reason Valdosta is still lost in the 1920s mentality. You have absolutely no common sense at all. That is not the original Wildcat stadium and you know it.

Yes, it would be great to have a Fresh Market, Earth Fare or New Leaf Market in Valdosta and wouldn’t it be nice to have a Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant also?

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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