Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 5, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, May 6, 2013

-- — I hope Al Sharpton finds time to visit the mother in Brunswick whose baby was shot point blank in the forehead while in his baby stroller. Perhaps the reverend could also counsel the angry young black man who pulled the trigger. Oh wait, the baby was white. Never mind.

The VPD should provide mugshots of everyone arrested to the VDT to be published daily. This is becoming very common in other metro cities.

It's official. Kendrick Johnson’s' death was accidental. Let it be. I'm sorry for the family and their loss, but what is it that they want?

It is OK to disagree with our president, it is the way you disagree with him.  You know what I am talking  about.

With 450 members, the Bridgemen couldn't find one boy worthy of being drum major? What are you teaching those boys? Not any leadership skills.

Amazing: Tim Tebow is regularly criticized for demonstrating his Christian faith: Then Michael Collins is termed a hero for coming out as gay. Obama even calls him with congratulations. I do not think God will continue to bless our country if we continue to thumb our noses at Him!

Sorry for your lack of Christian kindness. Presidents of all stripes have spoken out on social issues. Their job is to be socially aware and to not wage senseless wars on foreign governments.

My heart goes out to the Johnson family. I am not sure what exactly happened; it could have been accidental or it may not have been. I do know that people don't understand what a body may look like when blood rushes to the head and then stays there for hours. He wasn't going to look like he merely fell asleep, as you may hope and assume.

Why in the world are girls allowed to wear stilettos to VHS? Even worse, some of the staff look like they're ready for a night on the town rather than to educate children. Please do something about the dress code.  We survived without shorts and high heels years ago, the current generation should be able to as well.

Customer service reps, it is rude to remain on the phone while trying to take my payment or handle my problem. If helping another customer over the phone, I am perfectly fine with an "I'll be right with you." However, when you continue your conversation, which is obviously a personal phone call, I find that so rude.

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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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