Valdosta Daily Times

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April 18, 2013

Rant and Raves for Thursday, April 18, 2013

VALDOSTA — The VDT really needs to put and keep the wreck stories in the news. Everyone needs to know the who, what, where, why, how, and when of these wrecks. It's valuable information and could possibly help save lives if we know what happened and why. Don't keep this kind of information a secret. This is actually news that is fit to print.

Mayor said the City has $304.5 million in assets. So what? My big asset, my home, looks good on the tax assessors $70,000 books, but nobody has offered near that for years. Asking price now $40,000 and still no takers. Everybody in the U.S. knows home values dropped by half since 2009. We need a lawyer to investigate fraudulent property tax assessment and taxing.

VDT, please keep doing what you're doing! We need more local news; not less.

Again, Obama gave the same unemotional lack of concern speech about the loss of American lives in Boston that he showed with Fort Hood, Benghazi and the Hurricane Sandy destruction. He goes through the motions and that's it. He shows more emotion about his parties and his golfing than for the American people. Because of him, no one fears us!

I agree with the ranter about the Boys and Girls Club on Lake Laurie. It looks exactly like it was when I went there 20 years ago, and it had an awful urine smell one day. I'd also like to know why the other new and updated Boys and Girls Club is apparently $20/semester and Lake Laurie is $25/week. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Some people live in a certain area because that's all they can afford, not necessarily because they want to live there. I'm sure every family wants to send their child (or children) to the best school possible. But, unfortunately, economics plays a big part in where families send their kids to school. I wish I could move to wherever the grass is greener.

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    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

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