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Rant & Raves

March 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 4, 2013

-- — To everyone complaining about bad roads and sewage treatment plant issues, I say this: If you voted against SPLOST, sit down and shut up.

The "Super Speeder" law was highly publicized prior to implementation. If you received one of these tickets, it means you were going more than 15 miles over the speed limit or 80 on the freeway. Rather than blame someone else, be an adult and own up to it.

I am a regular viewer of Fox news too, but let's be careful. Credibility is not measured by ratings, but by accuracy. Sometimes truth can be very unpopular.

I'm sorry; could someone explain better to me the idea of an unfair playing field for jobs when you commit a crime at 17 in Georgia, but it's sealed in other states? That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. How about: don't commit a crime period and then you don't have to worry about it at all.  

Arch-conservative publication Forbes ran an article saying Fox viewers are more poorly informed than people who watch no news at all. Use Internet search "forbes fox viewers.”

Why is it when someone passes away, grief is replaced by pure greed and downright selfishness? What do these families hope to accomplish by exhibiting this kind of stupid behavior? Nothing should be more important than family especially money and material possessions.

Sounds like some of the previous SPLOST funds should have been used to solve the 40-year-old problem at the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant before now. The pending problems did not just happen after the “no” vote. Don’t blame the voters; it was all about how the funds were spent as evidenced here. Now, what about the $30-a-year Storm Water Fee each residential customer is paying now? Do the math and find the money.

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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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