Valdosta Daily Times

January 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — To those comparing Obama’s executive orders to George Bush, they both are serving or have served two terms and Obama is on course to break Bush’s numbers. Also Bush was an idiot so I guess, at this point, Obama is a lesser idiot.

A garbage franchise is not communism. When garbage companies bid for a franchise, your prices inevitably go down, and it saves from having two or three companies’ trucks out and about. Waste Management had a franchise for all the towns where I moved from and no one ever mentioned the word communism or minded coming into the 21st century and having their trash picked up.

Do you want to know how to get rid of a longtime, loyal employee? This is a rant for those who would “retire” an employee by not giving a paycheck and advising him that he’s finished. There’s no employer loyalty. It’s business as usual. Blood is thicker than water, after all. I know you won’t print this because the people involved may see it! Have a great day, ya’ll.

A big Hooray for Bill Holt and his LMS and LHS chess team. They brought home trophies from the Golden Isles Chess Tournament for the third time. These kids are awesome, smart, and talented and deserve recognition for their accomplishments playing competitive chess. Way to go kids!

The Senate and House committee hearings held on January 23 to ask Secretary Clinton questions about the catastrophe and cover-up in Benghazi just before the November election reminded me of a hog wallow event. It seems everyone present enjoyed the mud that has been spread over a tragic event and few desire to clean it up with the truth.

You have a choice for garbage pick-up in Lowndes County. It’s Deep South Sanitation and their number is 559-0200. We called and talked with the owner and were impressed with his honesty and decided to go with them and support local business instead of a large company. They are not doing recycling yet but, I understand that if they get enough requests for recycling bins they will start that as well.

The issue with executive orders is not that they are being made — that has always been the case. The issue is that this president is intentionally trying to use them to circumvent Congress’ constitutionally delegated authority. That is the essence of a wannabe dictator.