Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 10, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

-- — I think any business that puts a customer or patient on intercom should be fined first, then closed for invasion of privacy.

The Crystal River nuclear plant, which has been standing idle since 2009, has been permanently shut down. Not surprisingly, both risks and costs were given as justification.

If employers didn't need you they wouldn't have hired you. Thanks to Obama's lunacy, employers are struggling to pay salaries and Obamacare jacked insurance prices so high that it's hurting businesses not to be able to hire or keep the help they need.

I'm sure that your employees would be happy to buy their own health insurance if you paid them enough. As a small business owner, it goes both ways. Everyone should be entitled to the opportunity to have affordable health care.

Has the county council considered, or would it consider, opening one recycling center, say the one at Gil Harbin, three or four days a week? Residents of unincorporated areas of the county, showing their drivers license, could be charged a sufficient usage fee each time to make the facility cost neutral.

The employers are not saying "we only need you this much.” They are saying "we have to make a profit to stay in business. If we cannot make a profit, we will have to close our doors. Then, all our employees will be out of a job."

Does no Saturday delivery of mail mean that USPS employees will work five days in a row with no day off? Really? Does it mean my mail will be delivered about the same time every day and not 11 a.m. one day and 5:30 p.m. the next?  Ah, progress.

I want to rant about the Wednesday Rant & Rave which is now utterly boring and not worth my time to bother with. I just skip right past it knowing there is certainly nothing to entertain my brain. Just go back to slipping the raves in between the rants, please. At least then they will stand a better chance of being read. Thank you.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

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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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    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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