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November 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

-- — Huge thanks to the nice guy who bought my coffee this week. It made my day, and I passed it on, buying for the person behind me. Have a great week.

The only changes needed at exits 22 and 29 are traffic lights! Exit 22 was redesigned a few years ago, why more changes? And exit 29 is fine, it just needs traffic lights to help motorists get into and out of traffic. Relocate Morven Road without affecting the on-ramp to I75. Stop wasting money!

Glad SPLOST VII passed; sorry the library on Woodrow Wilson won’t be replaced or upgraded. I could cry every time I walk through the door and see the sorry state it’s in. The staff is the best; always polite and helpful and shouldn’t have to work in such an unhealthy, moldy environment. Not a good advertisement for prospective businesses looking around what Valdosta has to offer. A disgrace really.

We desperately need a stop light at the intersection of Loch Laurel Road and 376 in Lake Park. Tremendous traffic flow with big trucks and cars, all speeding through it. More than once I have carefully looked both ways, pulled out to turn left towards the business section and then nearly gotten clobbered by some clown doing 60 or more coming from Clyattville. What would it take?!

The lights on the corner of College Street and Patterson Street are ridiculous. I have to be to work at 5 a.m. No one is on the road at that time and it is too dangerous to stop at those lights at this time.  It should be a flashing light. Why are we stopping there? It is too dangerous.

Leon County, Fla., opened a natural gas station. Each of the school buses will save about $10,000 per year, and they are converting many of their other vehicles. The cool thing about Leon’s natural gas station is that it is also for commercial use, so the public can use it too.

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  • 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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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

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