Valdosta Daily Times

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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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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

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