Valdosta Daily Times

December 7, 2012

Rant and Raves for Friday, December 7, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — A big rave for the Valdosta Middle School Christmas band concert. The band sounded great and the percussion ensemble was fantastic!

What is wrong with some of you people? It bothers you that badly that pastors get paid? Not all of their salary comes straight from tithes. I personally volunteer as a teacher and have several leader positions in the church. And I can speak with certainty that it does not bother me, nor the other church volunteers, that we do not get paid, but our pastor does.

Got a solution to immigration and over population. Those who want to come to America legally, and work as a citizen, please let them come. Those who so desperately want to secede from the union, let them go to Mexico, there...problem solved.

To the person complaining about your precious "tax" dollars being used to subsidize the person living on $330/month, you are actually subzidizing all those without health insurance now who use the hospital emergency rooms for health care and can't pay. President Obama's plan is for more people to pay into the system that everyone uses.

The citizens of Lowndes voted against the SPLOST because they disapproved of the projects. Most however will agree with the fairness of the tax.

Has anything been heard about paving White Water Road? This street is getting worse from the beginning to the end of it. Please pave it, not patch it.

Please help protect Moody AFB. Please call your county commissioner (there are currently three that will vote on Tuesday) and ask them to vote NO on the ULDC text amendment. We cannot take a gamble and lose the base.

To the ranter that had to wait only 30 minutes for an ambulance, consider yourself lucky! In Lanier County, we have to wait for another county to send one because ours is either busy or on another call.

As a VCS teacher, allow me to say that if you are unable to teach to the new standards and are stressed out by them or your students, perhaps you should find a new career.

I work for a local company and every day I try to be very kind to all of my patrons by saying some form of greeting. Most of them just look at me as if I'm crazy and dont say a word in return. What happened to southern hospitality?