Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 3, 2012

Rant and Raves for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

VALDOSTA — School fund raisers do not pay for luncheons or T-shirts. Teachers have to buy all those T-shirts themselves. And the luncheons are covered by cheer fund money that is taken up from each faculty and staff member. Fund raisers cover paper, glue, ink cartridges, labels, books and other needed but unfunded materials. Quit complaining unless you know facts.

Motorcycles should not be passing traffic by going between cars that are side-by-side. That is dangerous.

The only solution to losing a football game is to get better and come back next year.

What, no concession stands open on the first day of Parks & Rec baseball?  At least bring the “peanut lady” back!

I pay county taxes in Cook County to have two ambulances protect my county. Why is it the ambulances we pay for can leave our county uncovered to do transports from other counties? Maybe it’s time to get our own EMS back that was here for the taxpayers. Go back to Macon MGA!

Rave to Tomlinson Auto Shop.  They were polite, nice and quick. Thank you for taking care of me and my car in a short time and very reasonable price. Thank you again.

We had to go to SGMC emergency room. We were treated in a very professional manner from start to finish. The highlight was meeting Dr. Matt Shannon. He is so caring. A follow up with Dr. David Sule was also perfect. We need more of these in Valdosta.

A huge rave to Judge Ellerbee for all he has done to make a difference in the lives of the children in Lowndes County.

We don’t really have poverty in the U.S. Even our poor people have cell phones. Is this a great country, or what?

Nomophobia is the fear of not having a mobile phone. NoBamaphobia is the fear of not having the government pay for it.

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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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