Valdosta Daily Times

March 3, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 4, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — 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.

People never remember the million times you helped them, only the one time you didn't!

Publix obviously has an efficient training program for its employees. They are always polite and helpful. The ones that aren't don't seem to stay too long. Many businesses in Valdosta could benefit from more employee training. And how about "you're welcome" instead of "no problem?"

As a retired teacher of 30 years, I can testify how some parents send    their children to school poorly clothed for a        cold day, as well as sick. "Well he didn't feel well, but I figured he'd get better."