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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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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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

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