Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

-- — Thanks to the Valdosta Daily Times carrier,in the Old Wood Valley subdivison, for taking time to tie-up the newspapers to keep them dry in this stormy weather.

The Withlacoochee Waste Water Plant article mentions property taxes may need to go up to cover repairs. If you are a property owner in Lowndes and voted 'no' on SPLOST, you may have voted yourself, and I, a pay cut. What happened to, Vote 'No' on SPLOST and give yourself a 'Raise'?

If LCSO wanted to prevent drunk driving, they would place an officer in the parking lot of the bars to administer breathalizers before anyone got behind the wheel. It wouldn’t cost any more than placing the same officer a mile down the road. But I guess that wouldn’t generate any income for the county, probation offices, DUI schools or lawyers.

Parents should think twice about some of the names they use for their children. It is harder to learn to write them and they will have to repeat the name over to others for the rest of their life.

A big rave to Lidia at Mama June's! She had the best customer service I've had at any resteraunt in Valdosta! I'm definitely going back just to sit in her section!

To the group that is trying to shut Moody AFB down, do you realize that most of you rich folks would be doomed? Ninety percent of Lowndes County would just be idle. Go ahead though, guess that is what you want. We all can relocate. Look at the rental apartments, house just sitting!

To the ranter who complained about the reckless driving of the Georgia State patrolman, I also have seen both state troopers and Lowndes County deputies driving aggressively without lights or sirens on. If they aggressively "hunt" for dangerous drivers, then they should be held accountable for their actions, too.

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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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