Valdosta Daily Times

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June 14, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, June 14, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why on earth is the City of Valdosta paying for someone to go out of state for training?


I have an aunt that we only hear from when she is in need of money or has a health scare of her own. She never acknowledges health issues of other family members and even more disturbing, she never acknowledges any good news other family members have to share. Always looking for the negative must make for a miserable life!

As much as safety is important to every driver, I think that a police officer and the department should give out driver's safety sheets also along with the tickets that are given to train and educate the driver as to what he/she is actually doing wrong. And have them turned in with payment and a passing grade.

Family members need to embrace the exciting news that others receive such as an upcoming marriage or birth of a grandchild. Quit wallowing in your own sorrow and be happy for others. Life is too short to have such a miserable attitude. Your lack of acknowledgment says it all — you are jealous!

I was recently approached by an angry lady in Walmart. She began to chew me out because I used a food stamps card and had an iPhone. I calmly explained to her that I used to have a great job where I could afford this phone then I was let go because of budget cuts. She said then you shouldn't have such an expensive phone if you can't afford it. Then I explained that if I tried to cut my phone off, I would get charged $200 per phone line which would include mine and my wife's phone instead of just paying my $110 dollar bill a month. I said I don't want to be on food stamps but I do what I have to take care of my family.

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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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