Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

May 16, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, May 16, 2013

VALDOSTA — The CRCTs are over. If schools are not going to continue to teach and just give my kids busy work and watch movies, then let their summer vacation start early and save our tax money. Good job to the teachers who are doing the extra step to teach my kids. I truly appreciate you!

So, another bank failure in town? When will those who were responsible for the PAB failure be held accountable? That failure resulted in a huge loss of over $200 million to the U.S. Treasury. Any other individual who brought such a loss to a bank or the Treasury would be in in jail by now.

I love my hometown grocery store, The Crazy Grocer, in Morven. Great meats, great deals and great customer service. Thank you, Tom, for the support you give to our community and bringing us back together. May God bless you.

I want to rave about Mrs. Padgett and Mrs. Craven, teachers at Hahira Elementary School. They took 80 4th and 5th grade students and put on their end-of-the-year choir program. It was truly fantastic and all  the students did a wonderful job in their singing, dancing, etc. They all knew exactly where they should be and everything was well organized.  

Thanks to the geniuses that voted down SPLOST so we could get a TitleMax instead of Starbucks at 5 Points. Way to go!

Thank you, Mayor Darsey, for the job you've done in the City of Lakeland with all of its improvements. Sadly, small-town politics and personal interests have you in its crosshairs right now, but please know that you're appreciated by those of us that choose facts over ignorance.

A big rave to the VDT who posted both sides of the equality argument. It's nice to know that even in a place filled with so many closed-minded individuals, the paper can remain neutral. Way to go!

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    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

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