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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    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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