Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 27, 2013

Rant& Raves for Thursday, June 27, 2013

VALDOSTA — I get sad everyday as I see the Remerton mill being destroyed. And then I get mad when I watch all the valuable lumber and brick being sold and shipped away to make the owners even more money.

Advanced Disposal headquarters is in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Call them. I do when their trucks leak oil in my road.

This past weekend, my family traveled to Florida for a soccer tournament, along with hundreds of other families. My family of four put over $500 into Florida's economy in less than 48 hours. If Lowndes County had a soccer facility, there would be significant revenue brought into the area on a regular basis as we could host tournaments and play dates.

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta. This is why the IRS needs to cease to exist and true immigration refom take place.

Who owns Five Points now, and what did they pay for it?

One, pulling into the intersection while waiting for the light to change is against the law, I think. Two, if you're over the stop bar and are hit by a turning car, you will be charged. Three, best to stop a couple of feet behind the bar, not 10, I agree. What's stupid and dangerous is pulling out into the turn lane while cars are coming cause you can't wait.

It’s time to cut the Industrial Authority. Scale down, move operations into the fancy new County Headquarters. They are spending nearly $1 million for their own offices. They are paying six-figure salaries. They are spending tax dollars to develop industrial parks that sit empty. All this while bringing in no new real industry in years while new industry comes to other parts of Georgia.

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    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

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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.

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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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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