Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 28, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Friday, February 28, 2014

VALDOSTA — Law enforcement needs to sit on Patterson in front of VSU and enforce the 35 mph speed limit. Of course, they don't obey it either when they drive through there.

When are the owners of Five Points — the city — going to repair the parking lot in front of Moe's? It's embarrassing. Nobody cares anymore.

You people who hate Moody may now get your way. Happy?

I have to question the survey that parents were asked to complete for Lowndes County Schools regarding federal programs. How are parents supposed to know how the faculty and staff is supported by administration and the board, what programs are used in the classrooms, the effectiveness of programs that have nothing to do with our children? I think more information should be provided to parents before expecting us to answer this survey in the most honest, accurate way possible. I am active in my child's education, attend all events, and communicate regularly with his teacher. This survey left me at a loss for words.

Will some folks ever understand the difference between weather and climate? Just because it is colder than usual at one time, does not negate the simple fact that globally average temperatures are rising, as CO2 content in the atmosphere is increasing.  

Do you discontinue all school related trips because some choose not to go or can't afford it? There are multiple fundraising opportunities to help cover the cost of trips often times. I just sent my child off on an overnight field trip and I am so thankful that my child had the opportunity to go. Do I have a lot of money? No! But my child was worth it!

People, the band is going to Hawaii for a parade, etc. Parents pay for this trip. These trips are paid for well in advance, and the band is invited to these events. Please stop trying to take away this once in a lifetime chance for these kids.

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  • 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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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

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