Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 28, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

-- — I am a parent who has raised three kids. If they ever threw a tantrum while we were out, they were immediately taken home. It’s a parent’s responsibility to control their kids while out not let them run wild screaming and hollering. I don’t think it was rude at all for attracting attention to someone not watching their kids.

To all of you out there complaining about children crying and carrying-on in public places, just remember that you were once a child, too, that most likely acted like that. How soon we forget where we came from and what we used to do way back when. Children will be children and kids will be kids.

I would like to give a huge rave to an employee at Murphy Express on Inner Perimeter Road. I am handicapped and he saw me getting out of my van and came out of the store and assisted me without me having to walk in the store. Thank you, John.

Coach Mitchell was burned severely and confined to a wheelchair all summer. I witnessed him volunteer coaching from his wheelchair unable to walk. My son attends LMS and Coach Mitchell is always encouraging him to do his best in the classroom and on the field. My son has went from being a C student to making honor roll this year! Thanks, Coach, for all that you do!

Valdosta has always paid their employees less, cause they know they can. Valdosta has always charged outrageous amounts for health care. Why do you think people here can’t get ahead and more companies have located here. The money employees make goes straight to bills and health-care costs. They have nothing left over. Employers don’t appreciate their workers any more.

It’s hard to be sympathetic with overweight people when they know they have a problem but do nothing about it. If they are obese and still frequent all-you-can-eat buffets, don’t complain that customers are looking at you funny. Take responsibility for your actions and your condition and do something about it.

Dentists overcharging is not limited to Valdosta. It seems they can charge any amount they wish and there doesn’t seem to be any regulation regarding this. Insurance paid for what they thought was fair for my procedure and the amount my dentist charged was significantly over this amount. I’m still paying for it almost six months later. It may pay to shop around, but who has the time?

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  • 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

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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