Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 28, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, March 28, 2013

VALDOSTA — The City keeps saying how the flooding is a "regional" issue and not just one for Valdosta...so you plan to divide the financial penalties that the City will have to pay pretty soon up within the "region"? We'll see how that goes with "the region."

So the City is "looking forward to meeting" with those regulators to fix the sewage overflow problems? Don’t you mean you’re looking forward to an official order that mandates the City to fix the problems and oh, then fines you hundreds of thousands of dollars on top? Just trying to clarify what "the city is looking forward" to.

I notice Dr. McKinney’s inauguration is a sore subject and it's completely understandable from a citizen or parent's point of view especially when looking at the cost of education. I am actually an employee of VSU and sadly have to agree the cost of the event is too much, especially considering we haven't received a raise in five years.

Whoever complained about the yellow vans that hand out free lunches on Saturdays in Nashville....Those lunches are prepared with love by volunteers who sacrifice their Saturdays. JAMs means Jesus and Meals. When receiving free lunches others provide, be thankful instead of critical. Delivery times vary depending on the number of volunteers. You are welcome to come help!

It is amazing about the sewer overflows and  these are just the manholes people can see. Just imagine all of the manholes throughout the city where no one can see them and guess what? They go unreported. Sounds like a problem to me.

I only wonder how soon a college student will kill people due to being armed by the Legislature. Wimps afraid of the NRA, instead of standing up. Shame!

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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