Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 22, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

-- — To the lady in Lakeland worrying about the trash cans ... Really? There are things much more important to worry about than the placement of trash cans and getting yard of the month. You put yours where you want it and leave the rest of us alone. Worry about those “sore thumbs” sticking out in the road on 37, the dogs and cats running around loose, yard trash being left in the street for weeks, broken furniture and over-grown bushes just to name a few.

City of Valdosta and rental agencies, please make a concerned effort NOW to monitor the number of unrelated tenants living in the same house. There are countless houses within a one-mile radius of VSU that have as many as seven cars all over the yard and in the street at 6 in the morning. They should receive harsh fines for violating the city ordinances. Yes, the majority are VSU students. The Rental Agents and City of Valdosta should be responsible for checking up on the houses and the deplorable conditions of the house and yard. They are ruining the home values of those of us that have made a life-long commitment and investment in our homes, neighborhoods, and city.

Bravo to Monday’s rant about lights on when raining!! Vehicles with automatic lights don’t often work on rainy grey days. Please learn how to turn them on manually. It’s not for you to see, it’s for us to see you; in that grey vehicle, on that grey day, on that grey road!

I try hard to produce quality work. It is sad that I will get the same raise as others who don’t care and barely put forth any effort, much less extra effort to complete their daily responsibilities. Don’t misunderstand, I appreciate and love my job. I just feel that those of us who go above and beyond should be rewarded.

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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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