Valdosta Daily Times

May 15, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Can we please stop with the empty “don’t we have more important things to worry about” argument? First, it’s a free country and people can worry about whatever they like. Second, as difficult as it may be for some to believe, most people have the intellectual wherewithal to “worry about” multiple issues at the same time.

A big rave to South Georgia Medical Center for the free skin cancer screening last Thursday. Thank you so much for it and all you do for the community!

I really can’t get comfortable about advanced voting. Just as soon as I vote, some politician I voted for will get caught doing something illegal, immoral, or fattening and I’ll feel like a fool.

The purpose of carrying a gun is to be prepared. Hopefully, nothing ever happens to require it to be drawn, but if it does, you’ll be glad you had it.

A Great Big Thank You to the young guy at Communications Plus in Nashville who helped my 86-year-old mother with her cell phone a week or so ago. It took patience, but his caring heart and smiling face made our visit very pleasant. He was very eager to help us in every possible way he could. ...

I really enjoyed the “actions speak louder than words” piece! Thank you for sharing that. Eighty-six tons of food is wonderful news. You’re right — so much better than all the negativity.

Unless you actually own a radar gun, is it possible that the “Advanced waste” truck sounded like it was doing 45? I mean from what I’ve seen mechanically, they probably couldn’t do 45 if they tried.

Congratulations to all of the VSU graduates. However, the seating should have been better controlled by ushers. I arrived 50 minutes early with my elderly mother who can walk, but is handicapped and has very bad balance. People were saving six to 10 seats each in the lower sections and were telling us we couldn’t sit. We had to climb to the upper level for her to watch her granddaughter. I was very afraid she might fall trying to get up and back down. Maybe they should limit saved seats to one extra per person already present.

Too many animal abusers in Valdosta/Lowndes County with pitbulls staked, unexercised and walking in their own excrement deserve the same confinement.

Outstanding job by the Lowndes County Animal Shelter in controlling a potentially dangerous situation. Doing so before state involvement showed professionalism and true caring for the animals.