Valdosta Daily Times

January 10, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, January 10, 2012


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Thank you, President Obama, for raising the taxes on my husband's check and my check. Our income is now lower thanks to you. We will now have to get second jobs in order to survive!



Thanks to the two Valdosta police officers who pulled me over for jogging early on Baytree Road. They did the same to two other runners as I continued my run.



Instead of depending on The Valdosta Daily Times to get your information about how to obtain a driver’s license, why don't you call the DMV and get the information straight from the source?



SGMC emergency room had one doctor on duty Jan. 2 at 2:30 a.m. I waited to see a doctor for over two hours before I left and saw my regular doctor at 8 a.m. With emergency vehicles arriving and people that had higher priority, i.e., chest pain, one doctor was not able to take care of all the people. SGMC should require the company that supports the emergency room to have two doctors on duty with staff at all times.



Perhaps the waiter who complained about adults ordering from the children's menu would be more comfortable working in a restaurant where it is not permitted. The portion sizes are better, and we do expect the same service as it takes the same amount of effort either way. We leave a more than generous "adult" tip, realizing a waiter depends on tips.



Blocking websites in places of business, including hospitals, is a normal procedure. It's meant to keep employees from wasting time surfing and is difficult to separate within the business.



I sincerely hope the Lowndes County commissioners and the new chairman do not continue down the road of messing with the density requirements around Moody AFB. If they do, they are playing with fire as I believe the military would close Moody in a heartbeat during the next round of base reviews.



The BCS National Championship was nothing but a national joke. The real championship was played on Dec. 1. I will be so glad when the playoff system is put into effect. There will be times when a better team gets eliminated by a team that just played better that day but no more of this getting to the championship just because you're undefeated.  



Thank you, VDT, for an all rave column on Wednesdays. It's so nice to read all the positive things people are saying. Starts my day off just right!