Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 9, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, May 9, 2013

VALDOSTA — So, you want a boy drum major just because he is a boy. What is wrong with having the three best candidates selected to be the drum majors regardless of sex? Wouldn't it have been a shame if that third girl had not made it just because they picked a boy who scored lower than her? As far as leadership skills go, it has been taught since day one with the Georgia Bridgemen. The three girls that made it are your better leaders!

My heart goes out to the Kendrick Johnson family and I hope that they will finally heal. However, shame on the community for being disrespectful towards the family.

I think the Johnson case is certainly a tragedy, but how about giving a little more attention to other stories going on in our area? What about the Commander murder? The stories of child abuse? The double-murder in Adel?

Amazing: Even a judgmental person like yourself can’t even bother to get the facts straight before you criticize something. Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing by coming out in a world filled with people such as yourself. Words of Wisdom: Leave the judging to God.

There are some really rude people in Lowndes County. If you don't believe it just go to the buffet downtown and see how the businessmen react like you should not be there and poor people should go to the soup kitchen.

The tragic accidental death of Kendrick Johnson could have been avoided if high school students weren't required to pay for lockers. Why aren't they free?

It saddens me that Cook High School had the most boys from our area to participate in the state track and field championship. Seven of their eight participants placed in the top 10 in state. Sad that Cook County got no recognition in the article "Local Runners Compete in Track Championships." Does that mean they are not local?

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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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