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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  • 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

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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