Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 11, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

-- — Why anyone would buy or pay a lot for jeans that are ripped or faded, beats me.

HUGE Rave for Patience Lawson for the leadership she provided in organizing the first-ever Jogging with the Generals race event at Georgia Christian School. It was perfectly executed! If you missed it, plan to participate next year!


Speaking of 'sidestepping' Where are those ‘Fast and Furious’ guns and when was the last time the President submitted a budget? If conservatives sidestep, liberals just plain OMIT facts and choose not to focus on anything but taking more rights from the American people while leaving our children with a huge debt! Sooner or later the government is going to run out of other people’s money! Even Honey-boo-boo's family has a budget and financial plan. That should be embarrassing to all who re-elected these idiots for a second term!

Guns don't kill, people kill people; however, how do these people obtain guns? Everyday you either read about or hear about an imbalanced youth plotting to kill with supposedly legal obtained weapons. Why does someone need multiple weapons in their home? Should there be a law whereas if someone is killed by a minor or imbalanced individual, should the owner of the weapon be held liable for not securing the or not?

What was meant by “we only need you this much” is employers will cut hours from all employees while still hiring new people to also work those shorter hours on other shifts. All while keeping the business running. More hires, shorter hours, no huge payroll bump, no health insurance for anyone, business still making a huge profit.

I find it truly amazing that some conservatives not only believe the poppycock spewed forth from Fox News but spread it around without really using reason and logic. Medical insurance and health care costs were sky high long before Obamacare was a possibility. Pardon me, but your ignorance is showing.

All these complaints about Advanced Disposal. My neighborhood has had absolutely no problems in the transfer. Yes I wish at least one dump site on the north side of town had remained open for car oil recycling, etc. but most people here don't adjust to change well.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    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?

    April 25, 2014

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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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