Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 31, 2013

Raves for Wednesday, July 31, 2013

VALDOSTA — Saturday afternoon  I had the pleasure of gong to a graduation at the Refuge of Hope in Quitman. I would like to give a shout out to the Squires who are able to have such a wonderful program for young men. I strongly recommend you go see the beauty of this program and details concerning this program. Thanks again.

Hats off to Alyssa at Winn Dixie in Lake Park. One of her co-workers was yelling at her in front of me, a customer, and she was listening to her and saying yes ma'am and still was as sweet to me as she could be. Young children would have yelled back but she took this rudeness with dignity.

Big Rave for Luanne Bryant Smith, the best workers compensation attorney in Valdosta. On behalf of my family and myself, I thank you for your endless loyalty to my case. Your hard work ethics, perseverance, tenacious memory of facts and details makes you a champion in your profession. Without you I would have lost everything. Thanks for calling out big business and caring about my family and their future.

A big rave out to all those who work at Lowndes County Animal Shelter. I adopted a dog a few days ago and everyone was helpful, professional and showed sincere care for the animals. If you're looking for a dog or cat, give shelters a look and maybe a second chance for a pet.

Thanks to the Times for running the article on "Medical Firms to Report Financial Deal With Doctors." Patients should have the right to know if their doctors, hospitals or other healthcare businesses are being paid by certain drug companies or a financial interest in what they prescribe. Payments such as travel, entertainment, etc. is crooked and wrong.

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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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