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September 23, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

-- — How much longer can this country allow itself to be run by the obstructionist tea party and the NRA? We must wake up and do something! We are being held hostage by people in Washington who are obviously not intelligent enough to be in the positions they are in. Please continue to vote, no matter how hard they try to stop you!

Just because you live in the country doesn’t mean you don’t have to have your dog controlled. Have a secure fenced area even when they are house dogs. They still need the fenced area to potty safely. It prevents their horrible deaths and wrecks caused by them running in front of vehicles.

I was for the SPLOST tax but with the increase this year in my property tax, I can’t afford to support another tax. Sorry.

Shame on the two young girls who hit the truck as you were parking at Cheddars on Sunday. As you were both laughing at the damage you caused to the truck — we were laughing at how stupid you both are. All 41 of us watching from the windows at Cheddars. Thanks for the Sunday afternoon entertainment.

The city should close off Highland Heights Drive at the Melrose Drive stop sign to keep careless degenerates from speeding down our 30 mph street, running the stop signs, and using it as a “cut through.”

How many people remember when kids playing sports was about fun and the love of the game? Now it’s all about winning, not whether the kids enjoy the game or not. If you aren’t good enough, you don’t get to play. Isn’t this some type of bullying? Telling a child they aren’t good enough. What’s wrong with this picture?

All us teachers and county BOE employees know who approved those raises. If he is allowed to go back to his cushy job, I guess we will finally see who really runs the show and who is watching from the sidelines.

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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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