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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    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

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    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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