Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 11, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, October 11, 2012

VALDOSTA — Death comes to everyone but when lives are destroyed because of an accident and a fatality, families and friends are changed forever. It is the very fact that someone was distracted for a second, eyes were diverted for whatever the reason and people are destroyed forever! It may not be the driver killed but you are responsible for others when driving.

When behind the wheel please keep eyes on the road!

I hope The Valdosta Daily Times is able to publish a very comprehensive list concerning what projects and how much the projects will cost concerning the upcoming SPLOST VII vote. Who makes up the list and who oversees their implementation. So many people are tired of taxes because they don’t feel they see anything to show for it. The SPLOST VII revenue directly benefits our community with projects that our city has a hard time finding the funding to accomplish.

Rules should change and the bikers should ride on the sidewalk. There are very few walking, if any, on the sidewalk and it would be safer for everyone.

Bicyclists may have rights, but if they don’t stay off the road, they may be dead right. Sometimes we don’t have time to stop, move over or even see them. They are putting their life on the line and should bike somewhere with less traffic.

My hats off to the firefighters in black gear that walked in the Honey Bee Parade. It was hot and they still wore all that stuff. When I asked if it was hot, he said it’s part of the job. I have new respect for firefighters. Thank you, firefighters all over the world!

Happy Emergency Nurses Week to all the fine nurses at the SGMC emergency room! You guys are awesome at what you do and deserve to have a week to acknowledge it!

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    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!

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  • 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

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

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