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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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

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