Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 30, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, January 30, 2014

VALDOSTA — All 25,000 airmen aren't at Moody so I think they will be fine.

I am amazed at the amount of Dollar General Stores being built around the area. I do have one question for the County Commission or county manager. Has there been a study on the traffic increase that will occur with the new Dollar General Store being built on the Lowndes County side of Walkers Crossing (122 and 135)? With the dangers that this intersection poses, I sure hope that our engineers have taken a proactive approach to mitigate the increase in accidents that will occur at that intersection.

I'm not sure what happened to manufacturing but I do know what happened to the agriculture. It was when those people with get rich quick schemes decided to turn beautiful and bountiful farm land into a subdivision. Planting houses will never replace planting crops.

His Royal Highness has given his loyal subjects and the rest of his kingdom a list of all the things he will be doing to us (not for us) in the coming year. I only hope that we can survive all this goodness he is heaping upon us. I don't think that Obamacare is working out like he planned, and his royal cabinet is not feeling the love either. I pray we can live through these next few years.

Pushing your husband to abandon his child from a previous marriage shows how jealous and selfish you are. Shame on you!

Remember, the solution for the global warming “crisis” was a global tax on carbon dioxide emitted. This was to be a tax on living, since we all breathe out the pollutant carbon dioxide. It appears God has a sense of humor and grace on people led by fools.

A big rave to Darris at Olive Garden for his courteous and professional service! I have not been to Olive Garden in almost a year due to bad service and experiences in the past. It is now under new management and such an improvement. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

I enjoyed the opinion of the Times dated January 23, 2014. The Industrial Authority is a waste of money. They can only spend our tax dollars to buy more land for empty industrial parks. They have not succeeded in bringing in one industry worthwhile in years. I vote to disband the Authority and save the tax money we are forced to give them. Check out your property tax bill.


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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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