Valdosta Daily Times

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October 14, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

-- — I saw in the paper Sunday that Valdosta High will be getting a new school. I think that is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money, considering that the school has had so many renovations. Please reconsider this.

If you go to a fast-food restaurant for take out, especially one of the chicken places, you may want to count your order. I've ordered a 10 piece at one place and a 12 piece at another. It turned out I got a 9 piece and an 11 piece. This wasn't the first time it happened where I got the "12" piece.

I see a lot of people in the classifieds looking for loving homes for their unwanted pets. I realize some of this is legitimate, but the rest of you need to be a loving home and have your pets spayed or neutered.

My heart goes out to Kendrick Johnson's parents. We must discover the truth about his death, and it is time for the sheriff to start talking, and for those that know something, step forward. This death and the way it has been handled and the death of Trayvon Martin, sadly show that racism is still rampant in the South. I am ashamed.

While I'm sure some people go to the football games to watch their children toot their horns, the majority are there to watch football. Don't get hurt because someone cares more about the game than about your child playing the xylophone.

I agree the Bridgemen deserve praise but I think they get it! When do they not get a standing ovation? They are the heart of the games. They play rocking stand music and start breaking it down, the crowd gets fired up. I have to admit, though, they almost let the Colquitt band outdo them.

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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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