Valdosta Daily Times

December 6, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — One big Rave for the Williams family on Wendover and their Christmas Musical light show. We heard they also put the light show on the Relay for Life float in the Valdosta Christmas Parade.

This Hill Avenue detour is going to be just wonderful with the CSX train keeping the road blocked every few minutes.

Just to say a great big thanks to the neighborly folks who helped me get my car started when it stalled in the pick-up line at Berrien Primary in Nashville Monday afternoon. There ARE still nice and helpful folks in the world!

The retiree complaining about the graduate student having health insurance thanks to Obama's health care plan clearly does not understand how this plan works. It allows young people to stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26, not a public plan paid for by taxpayers. Either way, shouldn't we be happy that more of our fellow citizens can now afford health care?

All this hoopla about a police officer buying a homeless man boots, people really don’t understand that 99 percent of cops are the good guys. The lady cop at my daughter’s school is always buying the kids shoes, jackets and clothes for kids that really need it!!

The "Free Phone" program was started under Reagan. Please know your history before you start ranting, you make conservatives look bad.

The article about those homeless people under the overpass was sad. The churches should work to build a homeless shelter instead of the big fancy churches I see in town.

The Bible never, not once, ever authorizes a new testament pastor to collect tithes. He is not a Levite and he will never be a Levite. Only a Levitical priest is authorized to take tithes. Tithes were also only food. They were never cash either.

Please remember the less fortunate during not only the holiday season, but all year long. Not only children, but elderly people are also in need. It's the season of giving — not just gifts, but of ourselves.

We VCS teachers are teaching our soles off our feet with these new CCGPS standards and when we go to meetings all we hear is do this do that, more, more, more! We cannot do any more!I have been teaching 20 years and 20 years ago there was not a word called stress! It is NOW a household word! Enough is enough! Whoever made up the units were not in touch with reality on these children's grade level.