Valdosta Daily Times

February 10, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — 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.

In this day and age, what responsible parent would let their "little kid" knock on doors to sell a glass of lemonade? Sadly, the days of kids being able to go door to door to sell fund raising items or whatever are long gone.

On top of getting cut with Advanced Disposal because of technical difficulties, all you get with the commissioners’ office is an answering machine. Garbage piles up about as fast has everyone’s frustration on dealing with this matter.