Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 8, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 9, 2012

-- — Congratulations to the Lowndes High Winter guard for being ranked sixth in the nation and winning the silver medal at SAPA championships this season. Amazing accomplishments for the team and staff in only their second year in existence.

When I first drove in Valdosta, I thought most of the drivers were 80 years old. Now I realize that there are very few geriatric drivers. Everyone else is just rehearsing for their old age behind the wheel.

I feel like a prisoner trapped by rising prices of gas, grocery, insurance, etc. Prices continue to rise but my salary only increases a small amount yearly. I have no major credit cards and do not have any entertainment expenses. Basically I stay at home almost all the time. Please someone tell me what I can cut to survive!

You choose to buy a car and a house. You don't choose to live. Requiring people to buy health insurance, just because they were born, is a         violation of their free     will.

 I must rave about a clerk in the city permitting office. I always find that Cathy is cheerful, knowledgeable and I always leave with a smile on my face. The city is lucky to have her on the staff.

Sorry friend, but if a "sliced artery" in a finger can wait until the next day and can be handled in a family physician's office, then you too did not belong in an emergency room. I’m sorry you had a bad experience but I doubt you know what a true emergency is         either.

Thank you Dr. Eric Dodson, D.P.M. and staff for finding what was wrong with my foot pain for two years. You found it in one visit and the doctor in Michigan could not find it in 10 visits but sent in a large bill to the insurance.

Kudos to the Valdosta Senior Strutters Line Dancers from the Valdosta Senior Center for the wonderful luncheon and tribute  to Jeanette Coody, Woman of the South, winning the Jennie Award. The             speeches were heartwarming.

If you are sick and tired of "hearing" about racism, imagine how the people who have to live with it feel. Just treat people fairly, the way you want to be treated, and problem solved.

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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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