Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 4, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, October 4, 2012

VALDOSTA — Doctors' offices file insurance for you as a favor. They demand your portion on the day of service because most people can never be found once they leave the office. An insurance card does not guarantee coverage. Doctors also have employees that need to be paid along with other bills associated with keeping the doors of the office open. Just think, when Obamacare hits full force, the doctor that you are complaining about may be forced to close his door permanently.

Why is it that a Brooks County deputy can drive 20-25 mph over the speed limit with no blue lights on in Lowndes County and into Remerton? The Valdosta City cop did nothing about it. I bet if I was going that fast, I would be stopped.

Beware of the waste container companies who are not listed in the phone book. They pick up the debris after the roofing repair work is finished. The waste container company that picks up the  debris does not pick it up in a timely manner. When the waste containers causes damage to your property, they do not honor their promise on fixing the problem.

I have had it with bicyclists. Is it really worth losing your life over riding your bike in the middle of the lane on North Valdosta Road during rush hour?

Congratulations to the Georgia Bridgemen and the Valdosta Marching Cats for their performances at the competition this past weekend. Taking home Grand Champion and 2nd runner up respectively out of the 19 bands competing shows the strong band talent in our town. Well done!

If you could please name a doctor that:

a) has time to answer questions during a visit,

b) doesn't make each patient feel rushed, and

c) has competent office help that doesn't double-bill, lose prescriptions, or fail to return calls, then by all means, please post their name and number. Valdosta doesn't seem to have any of these.

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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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