Valdosta Daily Times

October 17, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Congratulations and kudos to Phyllis Childree and LHS Drama for putting on “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” It was a “marvelous” stellar production. And thumbs down to LHS Board of Education and LHS Administration for your lack of presence or support, or providing air conditioning, adequately lighted restroom facilities, or outside safety lighting Saturday night.

Who in the world came up with the big sidewalk idea on Williams Street? I thought they were just fixing sewer lines or something. Too bad they are taking a once nice street to drive down and screwing it up. We need more traffic slowdowns — not!

For all those wishing for “the good old days,” be careful what you wish for. Do you really want to earn what one did 75 years ago, when bread was so cheap? Do you want to go back to living without indoor plumbing, no electricity, and one-room schools? With progress comes problems; but many wonderful things come too.

To the name-calling ranter accusing folks of racism if they don't like Obamacare, do your homework. There are numerous health-care plans available for a third the cost of Obamacare with the same benefits. Check the Internet. Plans have been available for some time.

When this country was invaded, nobody on either side expected the standing governments (Indians) to welcome them and enable them by giving them welfare. Instead the standing governments (Indians) fought invaders. Nobody berated them for fighting back. Today we are invaded daily and berated for fighting back. The standing governments expect us to enable invaders.

So many people have Mediacom phone service; why don’t they put out a phone book?

To the ranter on Oct. 15 who asked if there were any questions. Are you that insecure about your own beliefs that you have to insult someone’s education? People can disagree on how local and country governments should be run and have intelligent conversations without being insulting. This is how the country has gotten into the current mess; there are not enough useful discussions and negotiations.

I think that a less stressful environment like the Spice of Life is a great place for an interview if you can manage a little privacy. I was interviewed for a job in a booth at the Wooden Nickel back in the ’80s and still have the job. Worked out well.