Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 16, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, March 17, 2014

VALDOSTA — Who doesn’t try to contact a government business? I called the Medicaid department the other day. First three times, the recording said high volume call back later. Finally was placed on hold the fourth time. Sat on hold for 45 minutes. Then the same recording said to call back later; wasted 45 cell-phone minutes. Called back a fifth time and placed on hold for 30 minutes. Told again to call back later and was hung up on. I don't have a problem being asked to call back when call volume is less but after 45 minutes of holding!


It should be made clear “Most Berrien County Commissioners” rarely if ever miss a meeting. Most commissioners put in excessive hours for the citizens of the county in addition to serving on numerous boards on behalf of the county. Please don’t judge the whole board for the lack of action of one member. Call that commissioner and make him aware of your displeasure.

That is incredibly ignorant of you. An asthma attack causes airways to close. This child has severe asthma and is not just “take a puff on the inhaler after PE.” Any asthma attack could be his last. Fire department is dispatched because they are what’s considered first responders and many are also EMTs. Especially if it’s a small town with maybe one ambulance and the fire department can get there quicker. Pure ignorance.

The fellow who recently wrote something about science not knowing how climate works is in error. Science does indeed know a great deal how climate and weather patterns work. Just because humans can’t control the weather and bend it to our will doesn’t mean we don’t understand the process.

I am quite happy when a ladder, pumper, or rescue truck is dispatched to a school for a medical emergency. The initial response is critical in every emergency, better safe than sorry is a wise saying in this case. Often trucks and personnel are turned back once the exact nature of the call is known. Better safe, than sorry.

To the man who came flying onto Gornto from St. Augustine, making a left turn: you could have killed me, you and my unborn child. The arrow had clearly went away, wasn’t yellow, because my left arrow from Gornto to St. Augustine had already turned green. Luckily, I learned long ago to look at intersections before coming through, in case some genius was running a red light.

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  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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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

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