Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 23, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, May 24, 2013

VALDOSTA — How long is it going to take AT&T telephone and/or Mediacom cable to do something about the vines and bushes  growing over the cable lines at Mt. Zion Church  Road  and Academy Acres. The lines are  pulled down where a 6 foot person can touch them. We won’t have any cable service or phone service if something is not done about this pretty soon.

A pastor does not own a church. It is a job. Just like his wife has a job, he has a job. They don’t own a church.

Whoever took the casserole dish with a lid, and the clear dish with a blue top from J.E. Fender’s home, will you please return it, no questions asked. It goes to a set and I would appreciate it to have it back.

To the person complaining about the Hawaii band trip. It’s optional. I am a single parent of three. This is the only chance my child would be able to go. The band offers chances to "earn" the money plus and excessive time to make payments. If you can’t afford it then your child doesn’t have to go. But allow the child to earn as much money as they can to relieve some of the burden from you.

It is time the city council gets another cable company to enter. Mediacom raises its prices monthly and when asked they said they had an audit and were not charging enough taxes. Then we were told after all it is entertainment. So be it but competition is needed!

Why are the Cook County bus drivers taking the buses home for the summer? This should be the time that they are serviced and all of the maintenance done. I have met more than one bus with either a headlight out or one of the caution or red lights, that are supposed to flash, out. The bus is not a personal vehicle for you to go grocery shopping on Saturday or Sunday. I know how fickle bus drivers are. I admire you for the job you do and I surely wouldn't want to do your job, but don't abuse the system.

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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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