Valdosta Daily Times

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February 1, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, February 1, 2013

VALDOSTA — The recent run on ammunition has the manufacturers holding back on production intentionally! Supply and demand will drive prices up. More money! More money!

How can anyone say President Obama doesn’t understand the Constitution or knows nothing about the Second Amendment when he holds a degree from Harvard and was president of the Harvard Law Review? Maybe it’s you who doesn’t understand?

Explain why Republicans are recently so intrigued with voter fraud? Maybe they see their majority slipping away with the changing demographic. But don’t worry, the way Georgia districts are conveniently divided, this state will stay red for quite sometime.

Don’t get a dog if you can’t commit to them for life. They have hearts and become attached, then you get rid of them when you no longer want them. If you must give them away, please make sure as possible they are going to a good home. The best thing to do is charge a roaming fee to assure that more.

I want to thank the two men who work for SGB who turned around to help me with my blow out on I-75. So nice to know people do actually care. Thanks again.

A big rave for our freedom to choose among various garbage collection companies, or to litter illegally without any fear of getting caught. Adding an endless rave in advance for VDT, if they post the names and the fines of those littering our community during the endless “shaking out” of our garbage collection service.

I think Westside Elementary and the Lowndes County School System needs to modify the school zone flashing light. Having the reduced speed for such a long time is ridiculous! It flashes from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., when children can’t arrive to school until 7:30 and classes begin at 8. Same thing in the afternoon. Please take a look at this!

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    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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