Valdosta Daily Times

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April 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 22, 2013

-- — I agree with Friday's ranter about the Chamber. The board is there only to rubber stamp the Chamber president's agenda and only because a board has to be in place.

Rave to Mayor Gayle and Chairman Slaughter for working together to improve our community. Keep up the good work!

It is now clear that the criticism of our Chamber are personal vendettas. The Chamber does a great job.

I'm sorry; you're right. There are some people who may not have a choice as to where they live, due to the need for government help. But I refuse to believe that overall people go to one certain school or schools because they can't afford to live in another part of the county. My child goes to what is considered one of the top two elementary schools in the county. I am by no means rich and when I moved to that area five years ago, I was even "less rich."  

The recent vote of the U.S. Senate on gun control confirms that most politicians suffer from two birth defects: a lack of a heart, a lack of a spine, and sometimes both.

The state of our society has reached new lows when people accuse Obama (because he is a black Democrat?) of not feeling for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, and Boston. Clearly, the worst enemies of the U.S. are fear, hatred and ignorance. None of them will make us safer, and none of them will earn us the respect of the world.

Be thankful, always. Have we forgotten how blessed we are in spite of all the things in the world that aren't good. Look for the good and be thankful.

A lot of us old folks just complain. How about volunteering at the church, soup kitchen, Red Cross, etc.

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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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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • 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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