Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 3, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 3, 2013

VALDOSTA — We wonder why kids today feel entitled and don’t want to work for anything. It’s because of the parents who think there should be no winner or loser, who think there shouldn’t be a smartest person in the class. If my son isn’t playing his best, I expect his butt to be on the bench until he shapes up. His team doesn’t have to win but he better play his very best and hardest. And he better give everything he has to school. I want him to have the top grades in the class. If you tell your kid it’s OK to not be the best or OK not to just try their best, what incentive is that giving them to work hard?

I totally agree with police officers stopping students who drive through the school zones too fast but a real problem at LHS is the lack of a turn signal turning left into the school for parents who drop off. There is a sign which reads “no left turn,” but that is just crazy. Just as many people turn left as turn right so we need a turn signal or a cop directing traffic. Thank you!

I will vote to remove all local elected officials if my taxes goes up any.

“If it doesn’t matter who wins, why do we keep score?” — Vince Lombardi

No, thank you, to the stoplight at Perimeter and Copeland. There are an insane number of lights in this town, and I spend much of my time stopping for traffic that doesn’t exist. Please leave my quiet neighborhood alone.

Why is it that most published rants are from liberals? The truth is that most intelligent people support the Tea Party and its attempt to slow our out-of-control government. The other truth is that government leeches are scared of the Tea Party and should be.

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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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