Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 20, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Please charge at least a small rehoming fee to help assure your pet is going to a safer, loving home. The free ones are used and abused for bait/fighting, among other things. It is very much a local problem, as you may have read in the Times. They depend on you and if you can't afford to keep them, please find them a good home.

Can someone tell us why Hahira Elementary and Middle were not allowed to participate in homecoming week activities? Many of the other schools chose to allow the students to feel a part of homecoming week. Not Hahira. Participation should be county-wide!

Do not vote for another SPLOST until local governments cut out their own waste, misuse, and worthless departments and authorities. They have to prove they can be entrusted with the taxes they are already taking in before they can be given even more.

Thumbs down to those that don't call SPLOST a tax. The choice is a tax or a tax. The SPLOST tax is 1 percent on sales. Not a penny tax. But hundreds of dollars tax per year. The water treatment plant relocation is the crisis in "never waste a crisis.” If not in play, they would present another crisis to keep SPLOST.

Lowndes did not "run up the score" as many people seem to think. They pulled the starters and played JV and ninth graders for all of the second half. Do we expect these kids, who may not see the field again this season, to "take it easy?" Absolutely not. They deserve to play to the best of their ability just like everyone else.  

The reason we don't have more sidewalks and bike paths is because this city caters to its upper class citizens who drive around in their SUVs.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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