Valdosta Daily Times

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July 15, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

-- — We are not the worst drivers. The worst drivers come to Valdosta from up north.

To the ranter complaining about the drivers in Valdosta, I absolutely 100 percent agree with you! I wish that the law-enforcement officers were as concerned with aggressive drivers as they are the accidents that occur from them. As a parent of a brand-new driver, I can assure you that I can be just as aggressive! Stop tailgating!

Using your hands-on cell-phone devices or electronic devices should be prohibited unless you are parked in a private or public parking lot and not on  the highway. So many people use them when they are stopped at a traffic light and not paying attention to traffic.

I have noticed we have canoes out at the millpond. Has the city changed its policy to allow people to put their boats in now? Someone told me it was a non-accessible lake. If so, I sure would like to put my canoe in and paddle around. It sure is pretty.

I live in the City of Valdosta and am really disgusted that we don’t have an Amtrak station, and we don’t have a city bus. We need to open this up in our city. I wish those who are elected to office would look into this and get the Amtrak bus station.

Wow. It’s hard to believe people are complaining that businesses won’t donate to their kids’ ball teams. Businesses receive hundreds of requests for all kinds of very worthwhile endeavors. They simply can’t support them all.

Valdosta already has one of the highest cost of living rates in the state of Georgia per a recent university study, while being recognized as one of the poorest metro areas in the U.S. Now we are told we must pay more in taxes, either via SPLOST or property tax. No more. Maybe local government should find ways to trim its own budgets, salaries, etc., before asking the public to contribute even more.

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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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