Valdosta Daily Times

April 1, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Is the so called ‘sequestration’ about sensible budget cuts? True there are no more White House tours but what about the upcoming big bash for Michelle Obamas 50th. Birthday for which Beyonce and Adele were reportedly booked to perform? Has that been canceled?

Raves to the Gingerbread Players of Theatre Guild Valdosta in their awesome performance of ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ Great job to the cast and all those behind the scene too. My 5 year old daughter and I had a blast and can’t wait for the next performance!

Person complaining about the yellow church van: You should make yourself better understood. In this first rant, you clearly stated how they came by at different times, so you never knew when they'd be around and couldn't stand there all day waiting. Then you say how small children can't chase down a van, in your second post. Why in the world are small children chasing down a moving vehicle? But the main point is the van is there giving away free meals. Quit trying to find something to complain about. Some people are never satisfied.

I thought the reason we sent our children to Valwood was for the education so they are ready for college when they graduate. If I was worried about who won the football game, I would have sent them to Lowndes! Let's not forget the main reason they are there.

The Downtown housing project the city approved last week, help me understand; the property owner puts up $170,000 on a $1.77 million dollar project, the City borrows the money that the $500 thousand from the two taxpayer funded grants don’t cover. Does the city pay back the loans or does the owner? Why is the City helping someone develop property with grants and loans? There is scads of retail and residential space available downtown and elsewhere and seven or eight  pages of repos every week in the paper.

Is there a law against using peoples’ names on web site message boards without their permission. Someone attributes statements to a person by name and that person doesn’t even know it?

When will the plans for the new VHS campus be made public so all can see what the design will look like?

To the person who stole my green coupon binder from the Publix parking lot on Good Friday of all days... please return it to customer service. They have my info. My husband lost his job this week and those coupons feed our family of five. Thanks.