Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 18, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, August 19, 2013

-- — My heart goes out to those working at Perma-Fix and especially those hurt and their families. Many of us have family members that work in factories and warehouses and are well aware that it could easily be them at any time. In fact, upon hearing of the explosion, I had several family, friends and former coworkers I had call to ensure it wasn't them and their workplace.

Valdosta City Schools are providing free meals because it qualifies and receives federal assistance called the Community Eligibility Option. To be eligible, 40 percent or more of the students qualified for free meals in the year prior to implementing the program. It is run by the USDA and you should do some research on where your tax dollars are being spent.

I am appreciative of the city police officer that sits by the school zone near Highland Christian. However, what’s the point if you are not going to pull people over? This lady sped by me so fast ... I know it wasn’t the recommended school

zone speed. The cop never even looked up from whatever he was doing.

SPLOST supporters, please stand strong and be vocal in your support. Yes, the problems of the recent recession are still very evident in our community through the foreclosures of homes, but that was a problem created by the banking industry and not local government. The growth of this community has

been tremendous throughout the period from the first SPLOST to the current SPLOST.

The next time you rant about a road problem,

or a business that you want to see in this community, think about

how you will vote for SPLOST.

I also live close to the airport and am worried about the chemicals from the Perma-Fix fire. I have a well. Should I be worried?  What should I do?

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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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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