Valdosta Daily Times

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March 8, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, March 8, 2013

VALDOSTA — I was in Nashville, Ga., yesterday and gas at the Flash Foods was $3.48! When I got back to Valdosta, it was still $3.64 here. Amazing!

This is a rant to the Valdosta public works official who thinks it is fine to shut down the sewage treatment plant to save money. There are countless people downstream in Florida who rely on untreated well water which is affected by water from the Withlacoochee and Suwannee river. I hope EPA fines give a reality check. This should be criminal and civil penalties.

Thumbs up for Chancellor Huckaby for speaking out against House Bill 512 which would allow guns on our campus. I have been working at VSU for more than 12 years. There has never been an issue with gun violence, but plenty with alcohol, drugs, and simple immaturity. Allowing students to carry weapons on our campus will not increase their personal safety but instead reduce it.

A grateful thank you to the flower lady at Harvey's on Madison Highway. Her sweet smile and happy manners helped this ol’ boy choose some gift flowers for his lady friends.

The release of 24 million gallons of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee was not an act of God, it was the unwise decision of our city officials. God sent the rain we so desperately needed, and our officials were not prepared because they had not built the berm back around the facility to prevent it being flooded.

No wonder children aren't respectful. Adults at church continue to chat loudly while someone is speaking to the group. It’s embarrassing when we have guests.

I'm getting sick and tired of losing money to furlough days. Education is so important but the county can't seem to find a way to work it out in the budget. Meanwhile, certain employees are getting raises and new cars every six months. Makes you scratch your head a little, huh?

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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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