Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 10, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

VALDOSTA — Some of the teachers were let go for trying to do the right thing. What about them? Your certificate at stake or your job.

It is not as cute as you may think it is to bring your three screaming children plus babysitter to the doctor’s office, and leave them in the lobby for us to listen to. Keep them at home!

A ranter referred to "Private School and Home Schooling traitors." Actually, sir, they don't want to have their kids dragged down by gangs, drugs, and liberalism in the public schools. They would be traitors to their kids for keeping them in the system.

Rave to Dave at Chick-fil-A on North Valdosta Road. He is always friendly, courteous, and very attentive and helpful. He is one of the reasons I go to that location.

Now you're a traitor if you home or private school your kids? First, I still get the "privilege" of supporting public education through my tax dollars whether I use it or not. Second, my job as a parent is to ensure my kids get the best education possible by whatever means I see fit, period. How I do it is nobody's cotton-picking business.

Why does the Valdosta Sam’s even have directional arrows since cars can have gas tanks on either side? Other SAMS in other cities do not have these.

Is there not enough compassion in the multitude of churches and the people who start non-profit agencies to quit shuffling low-income people from one of their doors to another? Are there no donors that require some reports from the agencies to which they donate? This is a generous community, but we need leadership to consolidate and improve the tired and struggling agencies we now have.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!”

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