Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 28, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, February 28, 2013

VALDOSTA — In Thursday's edition, there was a letter to the editor titled "Let the sun shine: Fact versus fiction"... In the first two paragraphes, the writer made a point of claiming FOX News has long lost its credibility when in fact, FOX News is the No. 1 news organization in America. Fair, balanced and unafraid.

I wonder how many of the voters even pay attention to the actions of our legislators. The one-party House is proposing to take away our right to select our U.S. Senators. Ignorance can cost us dearly, Georgians.

I would like to know why there isn't one standard age across this country when it comes to classifying a person as a juvenile or adult when a crime is commited. For example, in Florida and Alabama a person is charged as a juvenile until 18 and in Georgia as an adult at 17. Therefore, in Georgia, you start a visible criminal record at 17 but it is sealed in other states. It's an unfair playing field for jobs, etc.

Got a speeding ticket after 20 years in the worst speedtrap in Georgia — Turner County. Paid it up, thinking it was over. Then, surprise — got the Super Speeder award from Georgia Department of Driver Services demanding $200 or I’d lose my license! Obviously Georgia uses this sneaky technique of surprising drivers with this least advertised law from 2010. Why doesn’t the state announce this by road signs like they have for construction sites?

The city manager and mayor need to rat out FEMA's denial of sewage plant funding to Obama. Remind Obama that Valdosta is 52 percent black with a rapidly growing Latino and gay population. That 42 percent in the city are below poverty level. Building the new plant will create jobs. To seal the deal, give Obama a lifetime membership to Kinderlou Golf Club.

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    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?

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    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

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