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August 25, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

-- — Get ready, Lowndes Vikings. Rush and his boys are coming soon. It's going to be different this year!

Parents and relatives please refrain from letting children play with the hand sanitizers at the hospitals and doctors’ offices. They can't be put out of reach, because handicap persons in wheelchairs must be able to reach them as well. Overuse makes a mess on the floor and could cause someone to slip and fall.

As a taxpayer, I’d like to know what we’re getting for all the tax money going to the Industrial Authority? Any new jobs or industry the last few years? I do see they are spending $500,000 to $1 million for new "headquarters" when the prior location was just fine.

Can anyone explain why the President had to comment on the Trayvon Martin case but, so far, has been silent about the Australian college kid killed by the three young black men because they were "bored" and wanted to see what is like to "kill someone”? And where is the same outrage in the media?

SPLOST can only be spent on the capital improvements listed on the SPLOST referendum. No government can use it for any operating expense. State law requires the SPLOST funds, which must be kept separated by bank account and fund, be audited and for the auditor to provide a separate opinion letter that the funds were spent properly. If there is any improper use, the auditor will note that and the funds will have to be paid back to the SPLOST fund.

I see in the VDT this morning that under the Affordable Care Act many, many rural hospitals may be forced to close. Thank you, Mr. Obama, you will go down in history as being responsible for the deaths of more Americans than all of our enemies combined throughout our history.

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    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?

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    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

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