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September 6, 2013

Rants & Raves for Friday, September 6, 2013

VALDOSTA — Why does it always seem  as if the ones who least deserve get, and the ones who deserve get left out? Teachers aren't the only ones being swindled. Managers and superintendents need to appreciate their hard working employees before they find someone who does.

I do not think children should be allowed in the bar area of restaurants. The bar area should be reserved for adults who wish to eat their meal in a peaceful atmosphere.

A ranter shared that Valdosta gets a $9.95 franchise fee from Mediacom. Please tell us the franchise fee Valdosta collects from other providers like Dish, etc. More importantly, tell us the total amount of fees collected each year and what it bought for us?

Why in the heck am I paying Mediacom to have a monopoly on our services?  That is a fee the company should pay out of their pocket to have that luxury! It is time Valdosta got off their rumps and start doing something for the people instead of themselves! The money is great for the city, but at what expense to the people?

So, President Obama is quick to retaliate against Muslims being killed in Syria, but he does nothing when Americans get murdered in Benghazi. Hmmm. Think on that one.

If teachers get pay deductions for furlough days, then the Lowndes County Board of Education is seriously wrong for giving others raises. Oh, I forgot, it's not called furlough days any more, it's a "modified calendar." Either way, teachers get a big deduction from their paycheck each month no matter what they call it.

Glad to see the county teachers are being so vocal about these raises. No pay increase for seven years! It will make you sad to know the one responsible still has a job after all that. I hope his new position works out. Without an air-conditioned office!

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  • 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

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    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.

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