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.

Text Only
Rant & Raves
  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 25, 2014

    How in the world could any pastor allow men to play on their church softball teams at Freedom Park and almost the whole team doesn’t go to church there or anywhere? Isn’t that against the rules?

    April 25, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    Rant & Rave for Tuesday

    April 22, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    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

Top News

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
     View Results