Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

July 10, 2013

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

I want to thank the young couple that stopped and gave me and my two puppies a ride home Sunday evening during a heavy downpour. They drove up in a nice pearl white Ford pickup out of nowhere, like a pair of living angels! JT and Jessie, thank you.

We take our elected officials for granted: criticizing them more often than not. I recently have had contact with the offices of Ralph T. Hudgens, Commissioner of Insurance, Mary Nell Robertson, tax collector, and the Board of Assessors. Their offices are run efficiently and their personnel carry out their missions in a professional manner.

Thank you, Darrien and Amy at the Pool Store. They make sure my pool is in  working  at all times. They are the greatest.

Rave to Dr. Hoyt and his staff at the Pearlman Cancer Center. They are great. They go above and beyond  to make patients feel at ease. They make you feel like you are a part of their family.

Dr. Fricker and his office staff are very nice, and friendly and can’t help you enough. We love them very much.

Hooray,  I walked into the new Dollar General in Naylor and was very pleased with the store. It is very nice. Now it is time for a fast-food restaurant. Come on Naylor, let’s do it!

A belated thank you and praise to Dawn Morrison, director of Nashville Better Hometown Program, for all the hard work done to provide Nashville the privilege of hosting the Smithsonian American Roots Music Exhibit. Thanks also for all the free great live musical programs provided      each week between      May 19 and June 29 at our local community center.

Thank you to the person on Skipper Bridge Road who plants the sunflower seeds each year. The sunflowers this year have been beautiful. Thank you so much!

Thank you, Dean Poling for the great article on the presidents.

Enjoyed the article by Rev. Rose in the July 4th Times. Great article.

On June 24, I was involved in an accident on old route 41 and North Valdosta Road. The young man and young lady that called my sister, I want to say thank you "my Angels.” God bless you both.

Family Pizza on Bemiss  never disappoints.

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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