Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 22, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — How can people complain about Obamacare and not over the charter "business”? If you are referring to the charter schools, the difference is the charter schools was put on a ballot and the public could vote for or against it. Obamacare is being forced on us. My question is, do you vote? If yes, you should know what was on the ballot.

From reading the paper, watching the news and talking to local people, it is apparent the rain is going to cause flooding. Everyone seems to understand this is going to cause more raw sewage spills into the Withlacoochee River except our mayor and city manager, who seem to use the rain as an excuse for past decisions.

Lowndes County Schools maintenance department will be cleaning off their trucks this week and turning them in and reporting to the school they need to work in using their personal vehicles as a way to save money. Is Lowndes County schools really saving money by doing away with maintenance vehicles?

Echols  County citizens, you have a chance to  help do away with the garbage tax at a called meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Commissioners Office at 6 p.m.

Sure wish the county would take time to mow the grass off of Madison Highway, and Inner Perimeter Road. It's becoming an eye sore.

How much SPLOST money is being wasted by the county commisioners in an effort to put Deep South out of business? When are they going to leave these people alone?

Of course the USDA is pushing the free lunch program —it’s all part of the liberal Obama handout agenda. If you can afford to go to Walmart and fill two carts full of groceries on my tax dollars, you can afford school lunches. You made them, you feed them.

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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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