Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 8, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

-- — Bicyclists have all the same rights as vehicles. Those who ride in the far right of the lane are often crowded (and endangered) by rude drivers who refuse to move over a safe distance to pass them, because they have “had it with bicyclists.” The edge is dangerous due to hazards, holes, AND from people like the ranter the other day.

I would like to thank Dr.  Griner’s office and the Winnersville walk in clinic. I have been in and out of the office with my now three month old daughter and every single time I have been in, the staff and doctors have been nothing but wonderful! There are times when we have to wait a while, but every visit has been great. The staff is attentive and you feel like the doctors actually care and know each patient. Keep up the great job!

To the person complaining about cyclists: GA HB101 defines three feet as the minimum safe distance while overtaking a bicycle on any roadway. If this isn’t possible, you must remain a safe distance behind the bike until you’re able to pass. If there were more designated bike lanes in Valdosta, I assure you most cyclists would prefer them to the rest of the road.

Another doctor that takes time to answer your questions and has great office help is Dr. Tom Anderson. While you might have to wait for him, when you get in the exam room, he will take as much time as you need to answer any questions you have. For a new mom, this is extremely important to me!

For respiratory problems, Dr.  Greg Beale. He takes up plenty of time with his patients and answers questions. His office personnel are wonderful and if you leave a message they will return your call in a timely manner.

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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

  • Rants & Raves

    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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    I smell something even worse than the Withlacoochee River. A big tax increase to help pay for all the lawsuits. Someone needs to pay for this and it isn't the citizens of Lowndes County.

    April 3, 2014

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