Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 8, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, August 8, 2013

VALDOSTA — I am not saying it is right or legal for people to sell their food stamps, but some do it because their jobs are low wage (typical of Valdosta) and they cannot buy non-food items with food stamps. You are speaking about something that you obviously know nothing about and that is poverty and hunger.

There are serious morale issues at SGMC. Their recent announced cuts are not well received, at all. Either the CEO is completely ignorant or is not being honest with the Hospital Authority Board. Be forewarned or there will be significant problems.

Just exactly how many unrelated people are allowed to live in a house and how many dogs are allowed in a house in the city? Please write the answer in this column.

How is cutting benefits for the employees who provide patient care going to result in better patient care and financial standing? Why doesn’t the Administration cut some of the useless VP’s and assistant VP’s and managers? No other organization that size has so many fluff layers between the CEO and the patient.

Special thanks to Sheriff Prine for letting my wife and child borrow his umbrella leaving a restaurant the other day. You have always been and continue to be first class.

I live close to the Withlacoochee River. Thank you for yet another sewage spill. We are so tired of the spilling into the river. When is someone going to be held accountable? Do something about the problem. Where is the EPA in all of this?

A huge thank you to the City of Dasher for much needed road maintenance around the Triple Lake area. All the residents appreciate it.

After doing away with the customer service desk  at Valdosta Mall, and the office closes at 5 p.m., how are people able to rent wheelchairs now? I was told that you can’t after mall hours or on Sundays. We have a lot of elderly that like to shop as well but they can’t because of this. Some people don’t      have wheelchairs.

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    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

  • 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

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