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 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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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