Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

September 23, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

-- — To the person that said people shouldn’t use their family’s handicapped parking permits: I get funny looks all of the time when I park my car in the handicapped space because I don’t look sick or disabled. However, I have a very serious, incurable lung disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension. Some diseases are invisible. Mine is one of them.

The new administration’s “push” to improve things at Lowndes High School has resulted in only increases in paperwork for teachers. The number of emails from these new administrators is unbelievable. Nothing from them deals with improvements in instruction, only on more testing and more reporting of grades.  

I live on Berkley Drive and this is the second time this month an animal has been hit and killed on this road by people speeding! I think speed bumps or something to slow people down on this road should be installed. What if it was a child running out in the road, and because of how fast the people were going they couldn’t stop?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Did they stop teaching kids this rhyme? This is not how it happens today.

A huge rave to Nina King for her actions throughout all the mill vote. When I am her age, I want half her guts and spunk. So many agree with her, but are afraid to speak publicly against the actions of the owners and the city. It must be great  going to bed each night knowing you stood up for what you believed in.

You are right about the strain on Social Security: the federal government continues to raid SS on a regular basis. They have no problem removing our dollars that are removed from our paychecks each week to use in many other areas. This is money we have contributed over the years and is not an entitlement but our funds. If they would keep their hands off SS, it would remain solvent for more years than the government says it will.

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    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.

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