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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    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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