Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 8, 2013

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

-- — The city has only been reporting "partially treated" sewage spills from the WWTP, not the raw sewage spills in the Meadow Brook area. There have been countless spills that have gone unreported since the flood in 2009, and five major spills since May 2013. Who knows how many millions of gallons of raw sewage have contaminated this area and made its way into the river!

Business owners in the year 2013 should be, if not efficient, at least familiar with computers, as well as employment law and good marketing techniques. When one method works for awhile and then stops working, rather than blaming your employees, you should look at some new and fresh marketing and business ideas.

Why does the United States still feel like we are the fixers of the world? There was a time post-World War II that we appropriately carried out that role, and spectacularly so in both Europe and Asia. The baton for that mission has now passed to the UN; it is no longer our responsibility. Have we not learned anything from the Iraq and Afghanistan excursions?  

How much are the sewage lawsuits going to cost Valdosta? Could not this money have been used to move the sewage plant in the past instead of wasting it on lawsuits in the present?

SPLOST money from the last round was set aside for the City of Remerton and the mill owners to move Remerton offices into the restored mill. Now that both groups have destroyed the mill, the money legally must be returned to taxpayers. If it was already spent, there needs to be an investigation.

While it is disappointing that local businesses would provide half a million dollars for a stadium screen and would never think to raise that much for academics, it should not be surprising for this community. But maybe the screen can be used to encourage academic success during the football game and acknowledge academic achievement for all students. Let's remember that these are student-athletes. They need to work hard on and off the field.

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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