Valdosta Daily Times

May 16, 2013

Rant & Raves for Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

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!

I am sure there are quite a few Braves fans in this area. It seems strange to me that there is not a single radio station that syndicates the games. Somebody should pick it up. Please.

People don't hate Tim Tebow because he is a Christian. They hate him because he is a horrible QB.

Have we progressed to the point where we are arguing about gay marriage? I thought the South was still outraged about blacks being able to marry whites! Hmm...We will catch up to the rest of the world eventually.