Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 4, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

-- — We need a new sewage  treatment plant as soon as possible. I will be glad to pay extra taxes to get the job done.  We need to postpone building  a new library because the new treatment is an absolute necessity. Let’s quit wasting time.

Really unbelievable to think that City Leaders chose to not aggressively fight off the pending flood waters around the aater/sewer plant, thus resulting in the release of raw sewage into the Withlacoochee River. Can't think this will be well received by the likes of towns/cities downstream and the EPA. Wow.

It is very disappointing The Valdosta Times did not call the City out for their very poor judgment in not protecting the sewage plant from the flooding. Face it, the city of Valdosta made a financial decision with no regards for the neighbors to the south. Shame on them and the VDT.

Don't blame the current problems on SPLOST being voted down. SPLOST is still in effect until December 2013. The money collected after this year would not have solved the flooding of the sewage plant. That decision was already made by city officials.

If you got a super speeder ticket, you apparently were going at least 20 mph over the posted speed limit. Also, it is not Georgia's job to "post signs" of new laws, although it was posted in the newspaper.

The police do not generally ticket someone who is pandering on the first or even second contact. They do just as you suggest. My husband (a cop) has even come home to get clothes and food for them and dog food for their dogs! But when they have been helped, taken to help and continue to pander despite being told it is against the law, they get cited. The police are not without compassion.

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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

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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

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