Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

-- — To the highly educated liberal who was spouting off about an uneducated redneck ... Sir/Ma'am, your rant proved just how ignorant you really are! You are neither open-minded or tolerant of others and I would demand a refund for this “education” you paid for. Also, conservatives are not in fear of change.... we are in fear of uninformed, closed-minded people who think they know what’s best for everybody.

Don't you dare tell me what to write in my rant. If I want to write about the sewage, I will. It was a terrible thing our city leaders did to us and the people down stream and they should hand in their resignations for all the violations they made knowingly.

Please, please, somebody tell us whether it's safe to eat the fish that we catch now out of the Withlacoochee River since 45 million gallons of sewage went into it. We need to know now, not in six months. What did the sampling turn up, will we ever know? Is it safe to eat the wild game near the river that feed?

I really wish people would stop referring to any damaging weather-related event as an “act of God.” Why not call it an “act of nature” ? A true “act of God” was Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for repentant sinners. All the world's problems are caused by our sins and the curse placed on this world. Jesus paid the price to truly make us free if we choose him.

The Georgia Republican website says they stand for lower taxes and less government, yet Georgia Republican politicians invented and promoted the failed T-SPLOST and the home grown Municipal Optional Sales Tax, which is floundering due to blow back. Our Republican tax problem stems from the converted Democrats who converted in “name only” and are better known as RINOs. If the Republicans take over the “tax and spend” position, what will the Democrats stand for?

Text Only
Rant & Raves
  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

Top News

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
     View Results