Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

January 31, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, January 31, 2014

VALDOSTA — Watching the audience’s standing ovation after the president demanded employers “give America a raise” reminded me of some of the old German films of Hitler addressing the faithful. The raise requires profits; government taxes and regulations drain profits and are the biggest impediments to profits and hence employment. He promised a $10.10 salary requirement for all government workers and contractors. This is a legislative act reserved for the Congress. Milton Freidman, Nobel Prize winning economist said: “the most anti-black law on the books is this land’s minimum wage law”. He understood that minimum wages eliminate those who cannot meet the minimum production required to justify the salary. Entry level jobs are the first to go.

Good ol’ Valdosta! Not only is this the litter capital of the world, we are now the wimps of the south over a bit of cold weather. You don't have to be Willard Scott to know the ground temperatures were never cold enough to freeze to the point of pushing the panic button.

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that Georgia Military College is requiring that their students attend night classes when every other school in Valdosta and surrounding counties have canceled. Shame on them for not looking out for the safety of their students.

Someone needs to address our local Georgia Department of Labor response referrals. I sent off for three referrals on Monday, here it is Thursday and no responses. Either someone is extremely slow, or only sending out referrals to specific people.

After spending much time researching digital antennas, I chose to make my purchase online. A multi directional, not omni directional, antenna that advertised a reach of over 100 miles for less than $100.

Thanks to the employers who thought of their employees' safety when making the decision to close for business during the bad weather. You understand that your employees can't do their job if they are sick or hurt, and keeping safety in mind was the right call.

The President has said that smoking marijuana is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol. The main difference is that you can stand in crowded place with drinkers and not get intoxicated. Stand in a crowded room with those smoking marijuana and see what happens. Where's the dedicated driver here?

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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

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    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

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    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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