Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 24, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

-- — I’ve noticed quite a few people out jogging with their dogs lately since it’s warmed up. Be aware that dogs can overheat a lot faster than humans and can die from heat stroke very quickly. Save yourself some heartache, take some water along for them, and keep them cool!

There are several things I don’t understand: Why some drivers stop ten feet behind the stop bar at a traffic light, others stop two feet in front of it, and many don’t pull into the intersection while waiting to turn left. Weird.

Two cars ran the red light at the intersection of South Ashley and Hill Avenue. I could have been killed.

Please post traffic police on Patterson Street, in front of VSU. Police and the constable even speed through that area.

Shoppers, if eggs are displayed above the “safe line” in an open-top cooler at the store, the eggs are warmer than the needed temperature and may harm you.

People seem so anti-government. Praises to Lowndes County workers who replaced the street sign in Copeland Heights within one day! Great job!

I can’t stand Paula Deen. But let’s get real: Does anyone think Jessie Jackson never told a joke about white people or never uses the “H” word? The double standard is sickening. Everyone’s prejudiced against someone. What’s important is how you treat others.

Advanced Disposal won’t let me recycle! Two weeks ago my rollout was damaged by a motorist. I made three calls and no replacement. Perhaps, Deep South could come by and pick up A.D.’s trash cans (including the old Veolia one we’re still stuck with)?

The city cut their entire budget, including all funds by approximately 9.2 million. Is reducing the SPLOST budget by 9.9 million because most of the funds have been spent really a budget cut? The general fund budget, which is the only fund supported by property taxes, went down approximately $92,000. If the grant fund expenditures that ended for the police department are not included, then the budget went up. Is not having grant funds to spend, a budget cut?

I feel for Paula Deen. Everyone has ranted about other races. What if she had used the word “honkie” talking about white people. Do you think there would have been a problem. Such words are not intended to be bad, it’s who we are. I bet she has put a lot of money in a lot of pockets ... regardless of race.

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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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