Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 28, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 28, 2013

VALDOSTA — Recently I was at the Merry Market Place in Valdosta. As I was rounding the corner of one of the aisles, I noticed a sweet lady I knew with tears in her eyes. I asked her if was she all right. She stood there a few minutes with her eyes full of water and said you know, I didn't realize how much a person's mouth could really hurt until you walk up and the gossip is about you.

"Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." How true that is. I don't shop on Black Friday because of the pushing, shoving, and outright fighting by many of the shoppers.

It is truly amazing how some people have no time to mind their own business but plenty of time to gripe about others and what they are doing. Get a life and you will have less stress.

To the ranter in SGMC's Patient Financial Services office: I understand that we all have things about our places of employment with which we may not necessarily agree, and that we may want to vent some of those frustrations in this column. However, I would advise you to not disclose so much information about your employer and department in your workplace woes or you might find yourself without a workplace altogether.

I agree with the ranter about the light show in Madison being on a busy highway. I drive down and park well off the road with my flashers on. Last year, I stayed almost an hour and only had three cars on that road. I will be back and park on the side road this time.

The intersection everybody forgot — Knights' Academy Road and North Forest Street. For an interesting day, spend an hour at prime traffic time out there and watch "bump cars" and "paint swapping" in action. It is absolutely hazardous to your health to navigate the bedlam that occurs each day. It's just a matter of time.

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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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    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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