Valdosta Daily Times

June 27, 2013

Rant& Raves for Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

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.

To the person who wants Deep South to pick up their recycling, you are out of luck. They don't offer recycling. I suppose I'm a Socialist for pointing that out.

It's actually a traffic violation to pull into the intersection while waiting to make a left-hand turn. You are supposed to stay at the stop bar until you can safely turn.

I can’t  believe banks are now charging to have checks deposited. They give you a couple free a month and if you happen to have more than that, they charge you. Go to the drive-through teller and let them do the work for you. Ridiculous!