Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 21, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, July 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — To those saying we should have a skating rink in Valdosta, does no one remember not too long ago when Jungle Jym’s had a skating rink? Lazy parents dropped their kids off and didn’t pick them up when they closed. This resulted in cops being called. ... Maybe if parents would actually watch their 12-to 17-year-olds we would still have a skating rink.

As a teacher you should not make fun of where your students live. If your heart is in the wrong place with no compassion, get out. Just because you have money, nice home and clothes, it doesn’t make you any better.

To all those complaining about the lack of a skating rink, why not open one yourself? Obviously you all believe it is a good money-making business. Open one and stop complaining.

It’s pretty sad that once again the employees of SGMC EMS have to consider pooling their hard-earned money to buy chairs for a station that hasn’t had new ones in almost 10 years. SGMC can buy every hospital in South Georgia, but can’t take care of its own people ... sad.

To the person talking about the vacant lot. The person should not have to sell it because people are too lazy or unable to afford trash service. My question to you is, how would you feel if someone was dumping trash in your yard? Would it be appropriate for me to tell you to sell it?

The Valdosta Middle School track is a great place to exercise and I’m thankful it’s open to the public. However, if you bring small children out there please keep an eye on them. It can be dangerous for them to stand in the middle of the track, messing with runners as they go by.

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    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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    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

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