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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    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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