Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, July 26, 2013

-- — Again, local government is already crying their woes if they don’t get their SPLOST passed. I haven’t seen one explanation of why they donated a house, spent $20,000 to move that house and more to clean up the private lot for a private, non-profit organization. Responsible government needs to practice responsible money management, not just raise taxes so they can go on misusing funds.

Something more should be done downtown at the pedestrian crossing. Sometimes you don’t see anyone crossing until it’s almost too late. Other autos and so much going on down there, distracts drivers and blocks their views. It should be taken away completely and cross at the red lights only for everyone’s safety.

Do you really think voting against SPLOST is going to change anything in Washington, D.C.? The only people it will hurt are locally. But you think you will make your point, right? Good job. Now don’t complain when it takes twice as long to get major projects done.

It’s not that we, as local small business owners, do not want to support our local sports and cheerleaders ... it’s that we CAN’T! Did anyone ever think that maybe that one person who walked in the door of the business was the ONLY person to have walked in that day? While you are all shopping out of town or shopping online instead of shopping locally, we are saving what little money we have in our cash drawer for rent, utilities and taxes! Let’s make a deal ... you all support your local businesses and we will all donate to you!

Why does SGMC always cut employee benefits first when they are losing money, instead of cutting managers who are making poor financial decisions that employees have nothing to do with?

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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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