Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 24, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

-- — A school should be organized in planning enough so that picture day won’t be on pajama day. Ridiculous.

When a school competes to be the “best,” it takes away time from the teachers and students in classroom learning. When you have constant school socials for parents and grandparents, it takes so much away from the classroom time. Our children need all the learning they can absorb, not fun socials.

A huge shout out to Georgia Power.  When we had that huge storm to blow through on Thursday, those guys were out and had the power back up in no time at all. I can speak for everyone in Valdosta. Thank you! And thank you for everything you do to keep the power up and running! Thanks again!

Bicycles do not have any place on the roads after dark. If they are not going to wear protective wear, reflective gear and lights on bicycles, they should be banned on the roads. It is very dangerous. Our elected officials need to consider having an ordinance.

Truck drivers are some of the worst drivers on the interstate and they used to be the best. What happened?

Have you read the book about the Cedartown football team? It is a history book that includes the 1941 state championship between Cedartown and Valdosta. It was written by an amateur writer and isn’t getting any statewide attention. It isn’t hard to find; just google the Cedartown High School Bulldogs.

Don’t get upset when you see old people working, get upset when you see young people on welfare.

The truth! If one doesn’t want to learn, nothing can help him. If one is determined to learn, nothing can stop him.

Nice to see that Valdosta Wildcat coach Gillespie can give the newspaper an interview after a win. Do it after a loss, too, coach!

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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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    April 23, 2014

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    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.

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