Valdosta Daily Times

February 28, 2013

Rant & Rave for Friday, March 3, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — People who are in the mental health business should be extra skilled in how to treat fellow human beings, and this includes their own employees. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Parents, please check the weather before sending your children to school. It is not warm enough for them to wear summer clothes! Save the shorts, skirts and summer tops for April.

The Vatican should look to the west to solve their dilemma. For the first time in 600 years, they will have two living Popes and are in a panic at all the conflict this will produce. Today in the USA, we have five living Presidents but only one has the keys to the White House.

I really don't know that I like the police ticketing those asking for money. I understand that many of them probably have money and are just scamming people but there are others who really do need help. I also understand they could go to LAMP and other places for help and they should. But is it necessary to ticket them? Can't you just stop and tell them to move on and tell them about LAMP, Goodwill, etc.?

Since I often see rants about teachers not returning parent e-mails and messages, can I say how disappointing it is as a teacher when I try to get information out to parents and you don't respond to my e-mails? Parents please make certain the school has your current e-mail address, and please respond when I send you information about your child's progress.

I do not own an AR-15, but I insist on having access to one so I have the same fire power as the bad guys. Also, the elites in Washington are protected by these weapons, so the family of every citizen deserves the same protection.

In fewer than three months, Lowndes County will have the distinction of Filthiest County in South Georgia. The trash on the sides of the roads and ditches is steadily multiplying. Bring the dumps or a dump back!

I agree whole-heartedley with the sentiment that many of today's teens and kids have little respect or manners. However, I would like to point out that in the past half dozen visits to Publix, I have had nothing but amazingly polite teenage cashiers and baggers.