Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 7, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

-- — The reason cyclists ride in the middle of the lane is too many drivers do not provide enough space if they don't. Drivers try to squeeze by the cyclist if they ride near the shoulder, which increases the risk of being hit exponentially. It's a tough balance for a cyclist of being respectful and staying alive.

My girlfriend, that lives with me, and splits all household expenses gets her income 100 percent from government assistance. Her disposable income is $110 a week. I work one full-time job and a part time job at a bachelor degree level, pay the other half of household expenses and have a disposable income of $20 a week. I'm in the wrong business.

I have been a patient of Dr. John D. Anderson for over 30 years. He has always answered all my questions and has never rushed me in and out of his office. His staff is always courteous, proficient and professional. I wouldn't trade my doctor for all the tea in China.

What justifies VPD using lights and siren to escort the football team to the Stadium? How is that a valid "emergency"? We take football in this city too seriously and it’s about time we treat it like a sport, and not the end all to be all of Valdosta/Lowndes County!

Thank you to the three girls "Open Bible Seniors" who helped me at the north end Chick-fil-A on Thursday night. Your help and kindness was greatly appreciated!  Also, big rave to the Chick-fil-A employees! Y'all are always professional and courteous.

If you want a wonderful doctor that has a wonderful staff, please go and visit Dr. Stewart Williams with Valdosta Family Medicine. He is very caring and he is a great doctor. Plus he does take time with his patients. God bless’ Dr. Williams and his 2 PA's (Paige) and (Brandy). You will get excellent care I promise.

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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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