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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    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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