Valdosta Daily Times

December 20, 2012

Rant & Raves for Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — VSU Football just went from being a D-2 powerhouse to being a D-2 Dynasty! Thank you for representing this community and our winning traditions with class! Congrats on being National Champs!  

I see here often where parents complain about teachers not contacting them about their child's grades. Well, how does this teacher feel when e-mails to parents throughout the semester go unanswered? Parents, please make certain you keep the school updated with any changes in your email account, and please reply when teachers send you information.

Please don't lump all children into one category. I'm sure you didn't like it when the adults called your generation lazy and disrespectful. There are some great kids out there doing wonderful things. My child has great manners, is respectful to adults, and loves helping people. Give them a chance. Besides, there are more than enough lazy and rude people in your generation, and nobody's writing you off.

Rave to the Northside Baptist Church choir  and orchestra for the great Christmas musical. It was very inspiring.  

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in Valdosta and Lowndes County made a contribution to the Empty Stocking Fund in honor and memory of Newtown, Conn.

My earliest memory of Christmas decorations in Valdosta includes one that read "Seasons Greetings.” To us, it was synonymous with "Merry Christmas,” but that's no longer true. Today it's used as a dodge to exclude Christmas from this Christian holiday. Let's ensure all our greetings include a "Merry Christmas" and not a disingenuous, generic greeting.

The timing of the traffic signals in Valdosta is proof that anyone, and I mean anyone can get a job, a government job.

If every letter you write to the editor is about race, then who has a problem with race?

If there were a group ready and willing to lease the existing building attached to the old courthouse that is being considered for demolition, would the county lease it?

I appreciate Dean Poling’s thoughtful comments on responsible and respectful behavior — words I will try to better embrace.

Rant and Rave, thanks for posting the location of the lights down in Madison. Wow! What a light show is all I can say.