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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    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

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    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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