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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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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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

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    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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