Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 13, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

VALDOSTA — I found the cartoon referencing Tim Tebow's Christianity on Thursday's editorial page very offensive. I can agree that many people are out for what God can do for them, not how they can serve God, But I do not see any evidence of that attitude or life style in Tim Tebow's life. Time will tell.

Why is it, when there is a bombing, everyone focuses on the bomber, when there is a shooting, however, everyone focuses on the gun? The Sandy Creek shooter killed everyone with pistols, yet the assault rifle in the trunk of his car, that was stolen from his mother that he murdered was the target for legislation. The cognitive disconnect present with the media and politicians allows them to ignore the fact that guns owned by non-criminals actually prevent crime. Why is there no effort to ban or register pressure cookers?

No one thinks that preachers should work for free. We just think that they should actually work for their pay and not take a huge salary for playing golf and plagiarising other mens sermons from the pulpit. Thank you very much.

Thank you VDT for printing an unedited consumer complaint about SGMC. Perhaps now is the time for the same type of non-biased investigative reporting that exposed serious problems within the City Government. SGMC is a public entity and should be held to the same standards as any other public entity.

Is there anything we can do to  get another cable company to provide locally? Mediacom continues to raise rates without including some  programmings other providers  furnish  for the same type plans. County residents  have to pay more then city residents for the same cable. Competition will help.

Just saw one of the Valdosta Fire Departments new trucks going down the road. The American flag on the back looks awesome. They need these on every truck in the fleet.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

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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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