Valdosta Daily Times

February 17, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — SGMC employees, there is a sidewalk around the ambulance drive for a reason! Get on it and get out of the middle of the way!

Insurance companies have been jacking up prices for years. But they’re thrilled that you’re blaming the President for their greed.

Responsible parents? Few of them anymore.

Hey, Grump, just don’t read the column that day! Hate to be your mate; you must be a joy!

Former recycling attendant rave: Thank you for giving me more time to do some fishing. I am noticing a lot of trash along the county roads. Some fine resident should load it up and drop it off at one of our commissioners’ houses and let them look at it everyday. The recliner on 376 has been in that ditch for three weeks now.

Someone doesn’t understand the Affordable Healthcare Act if they think you can hire more people and work shorter hours. It’s the total amount of labor added up that is used to determine eligibility.

I know the change with the disposal company is a big transition for a lot of people but I would like to praise the company. It has been an easy transition for our neighborhood and I was pleased after speaking with a very pleasant woman from the company when I called with a question regarding the old cans. So thanks, Advanced Disposal, for working hard to try and make it a smooth transition!

Why does anyone need multiple firearms or an AR-15? Why does anyone need a 400hp car, a private, two-seat jet that can do Mach 2, or venemous reptiles as pets? It’s a matter of choice and, guess what, only one of these is protected by the Constitution.

Referring to the person who said “some people do not handle change well,” concerning the change over to Advance Garbage Collection, I am having a hard time handling the change over to bulk garbage floating in my ditch as I have nowhere else to place it.

At least 56 percent of businesses fail within five years. They are in business to make a profit. If you want to take a chance with your money and time then start a business, hire lots of people — even when government makes it more expensive to operate with fees, taxes, electric. Insurance, water, more insurance, health care — just to mention a few costs and then keep hiring no matter what, and you will be part of the 56 percent. Business owners can do what they want with their money, even burn it.