Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 5, 2014

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

-- — I want to thank the people at Limbcare Prosthetics for seeing me for my AFO brace. It was nice not to have to wait three weeks for an appointment, and to actually be treated like a patient and not like a customer.

To the person having difficulty finding a doctor under Obamacare, I called Blue Cross Blue Shield and found that both hospitals in Valdosta and the hospitals in Lakeland and Adel accept the insurance, along with 46 doctors in this area. You can go to the Affordable Care website to find this information, or you can call your insurance provider.

Since the passing of the Guns Are Godly bill, I have observed two height-diminished (short) men carrying loaded (presumably) firearms here in Valdosta. I wonder if their limited stature makes them feel vulnerable to large hawks or owls? Surely they know that pterodactyls are extinct.

FYI the “loud mouths” against rezoning may not technically live in Lake Park, but when a little patch of land stuck in the middle of our neighborhood is in Lake Park and  the proposed housing project will practically be in our front yard, we have the right to be upset!

All members of the city council should be in attendance at a public hearing. Yet, one of the members of the Lake Park City Council was not present at the second public hearing Monday where a lot of new information was shared. Seems that this council member should not be allowed to vote since he did not hear material presented.

There is no “Obama insurance.” Insurance bought through the exchange is with an established insurance company. Your claim that no doctor in town will accept it is a blatant lie.

Rave only Wednesdays are a non-starter. If you really want to do some good, bring back Rant and Raves on the weekend.

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • 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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