Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 3, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, May 3, 2013

VALDOSTA — I thought that all schools had dress codes that the teachers and substitutes had to follow? When I walk into the school it looks like they are headed to the pool instead of the classroom. Tank tops and skimpy skirts are not allowed. Come on, administration, make them follow the rules. Thank you, to the teachers and staff that do adhere to the dress code.

As I drive around Valdosta and look at the tall grass/weeds and the cars parked in the front yards, I wonder where the city marshals are at to enforce the codes? If they were out driving around and doing the job that "code enforcement" does, then we wouldn't  have these problems.

Lanier County residents need to start attending school board meetings and start putting some pressure on the board members. The superintendent has a work relationship with his wife who is his assistant superintendent. It’s funny how the nepotism policy disappeared prior to this move happening.

If you're going to have a dress code at a prom, then utilize it. If you're not going to enforce a dress code, then don't bother having one. Some of the photos I saw of the teenage girls was more like a Victoria's Secret show than a high school prom. I realize that teenagers like to push the boundaries that adults set, but some of those girls were more like shoving those boundaries aside and stepping all over them.

To the person who smashed the window out of my truck on N. Valdosta Road Tuesday afternoon, stealing my notebook and camera: Besides costing me over $600 in damages and stolen property, that notebook contained all of my school work, and that camera contained sentimental pictures that I can never get back. You'll get yours one day!

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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

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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