Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 1, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 1, 2013

VALDOSTA — Now that SGMC is cutting employees' earned time off, some of the executives need to cut expenses from the top, not the bottom. Doctors eat free every day, most of the professional building is still empty and the surgery center does very few surgeries every week. And now they're paying a financial consultant to identify ways to be cost efficient. Maybe they need to listen to employees and trim expenses from the top.

If the county and cities don't want to end up like Detroit, they better start now and curtail waste within our government. Our tax money is spent on salaries that are too high, and for jobs that are not needed for the day-to-day operation, and the safety of the public.

Complaining about a problem does nothing.         Solving a problem, ah... that's the key. So, what are you prepared to do?

Did we learn nothing from Iraq, Afghanistan, and basically every war since WWII? Why are we sending money and support to Syrian rebels? If we had a draft and had to personally write checks to support these war efforts, we would focus our efforts on peace and prosperity at home and stop feeding the war machine abroad.

Not enforcing three or less unrelated people per house around VSU hurts everyone. It hurts the value of the historic district, it hurts the city tax base as whole families avoid living in the area, and it hurts legitimate rentals that enforce the rules. This should be a top priority of the city.

Someone may want to inform the city engineer and the city leaders that there is a very good chance it is going to rain again. Causing the same sewage spills that have occurred in the past, time and time again. Blaming the sewage spills on nature is not an effective solution.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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