Valdosta Daily Times

January 6, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — The old wives’ tale about catching a cold because you went outside in wet and chilly weather has long been disproved; along with toads causing warts, carrots improving vision, cracking knuckles causing arthritis and chocolate causing acne. In what alternate universe have you been living?

The professor making a left hand turn into Walmart. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection, or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard. 40-6-71.

Way to go City of Lakeland!!! You “fix” a paved road with DIRT!!! Awesome job. Now FIX it RIGHT!!!

Great article by Cal Thomas Dec. 3rd , 2014. It would be equally enlightening to read his research on rich people “ addicted to government benefits.” His ranting days prior on how health coverage will destroy America impugns his egalitarian prose.

It was a very cold morning. I was on a three-mile route to accomplish my daily exercise walk. A car came up alongside me and  a beautiful female college student rolled down her window and handed me a hot cup of coffee. Not only did she warm my body, but my heart as well. Thanks “Alexis” for your kind, caring and generous gesture of human interest. God bless you!

I have a question in all seriousness that needs to be answered before voting begins on the Best of South Georgia. Will we be required to vote in EVERY category once they have been narrowed down? I refuse to vote for a category that glorifies alcohol use, yet last year you could not vote in the final poll unless you chose something in EVERY category. This means that deserving businesses in other categories did not receive votes because of your rule. Please respect my decision to not partake of alcoholic spirits.

I personally feel that many in office have forgotten their oath to the people of this great nation. This nation was founded because of the tyranny of a government that did not respect the people. Think Whig Party

Please get someone to repair and smooth out the train tracks on Main Street in Lake Park. They are really bad.