Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

March 22, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, March 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — I work in a school system where several faculty members are going through tragedies such as extended personal illness and recent deaths of family members. The lack of empathy shown to them by administrators is disheartening. What goes around, comes around. Please treat others the way you "expect" to be treated.

Nice spin on McKinney's inauguration, but in these economic times, spending almost $30,000, thus far, on a university president's inauguration shows very poor judgment. It doesn't matter where the money is coming from, it is excessive. While the former president had his faults, at least he had the good sense to forgo an expensive ceremony/celebration and was inaugurated at graduation.

People need to cut Lance Armstrong some slack. The guy won seven bike races, all while he was using drugs. I mean seriously, when I am on drugs, I can't even find my bike!

If you add up all the hours the VSU staff is putting into King Bill's inauguration, and combine it with the cost of shutting down offices and classes for half a day, you'll find it's a wee bit more expensive than they're telling everyone. And absolutely none of it enhances the educational mission of the university. Can you imagine the president of UVA or Harvard pulling a stunt like this?

To the young ladies smoking outside on the Le Berry/Little Ceasar’s patio Sunday, I know there is not an ordinance for no-smoking there but please reconsider smoking while people are eating (even outside!). I especially hated having to carry my 7-month-old child through the second-hand smoke to enter the building.

SPLOST is an exponentially harmful tax we shouldn't need. Plan, budget, and set needed tax rates. Stick to all, no matter who wants SPLOST tax added to get their hands on more taxes. Removing SPLOST frees up time to get the budget and tax rates right. Work on the most urgent and most important (sewage) first. If all are urgent and important, a bad reflection on leaders.

To the teacher that has a problem with parents not responding to your emails, everyone doesn't have an email. Some people don't have access to a computer to check an email. I have both a computer and an email, however, it does not pertain to my job, so I do not check it very often. I always tell teachers at open house if they need anything they can reach me by phone.


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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

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    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

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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

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