Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 7, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 7, 2013

VALDOSTA — Thank you, Advanced Disposal, for starting to recycle bottles! This is so necessary and better for our county. You listened to us and changed your policy. Thank you very much.

Could someone please tell me what to do or who to call when there's a car with its bass thumping? I don't want to call 911 but it's ridiculous. I work in an office around the busiest area of Valdosta and someone likes to come and sit in the parking lot with their bass thumping so hard, it hurts my ears.

Maybe it's time for new leadership in the area that will listen to the people instead of acting like Washington and telling us what we want.

I am sure our local leaders will tell us, “if we only had a little more of your money we could move the Sewage Treatment Plant.” What have you done with our money the last 40 years it’s been there?

The city and county should take care of water, sewage and trash before business parks, parking garages, auditorium, trips, etc. We have trash along the roads and sewage in the rivers.

The Super Speeder Law applies when you are cited 85 mph or more on multi-lane roads, such as I-75, and 75 mph or more on two-lane roads.

Do unto others as you wish others would do to you. I am glad we have better neighbors north of us who don't dump their sewage into their rivers unlike what we did to Florida.

The city decided to save $500,000 and dump millions of gallons of sewage into the river. I wish the EPA could fine our individual officials for not doing their job over the last 40 years.

I was driving through Valdosta on Saturday. There was smoke everywhere where people were burning leaves, there was trash along the side of the roads from closed dumps, and I understand that sewage is in the rivers from the open sewage plant. Next time, I will stay on the freeway.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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