Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 18, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

-- — Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the Lake Park Elementary teachers and all those that worked diligently to prepare the fifth graders for their Christmas performance. What a spectacular show. I’m so proud of my daughter, and all the other students and teachers that did such a fantastic job!

Santa is of Nordic origin, therefore the light skin, light hair and eyes. He came to the U.S. by European settlers. Not all things are racist nor should be taken that way. After all Christ is the reason for Christmas, not a bearded, long-haired, overweight man that has elves and rides a sleigh pulled with flying reindeer! If you want racist, side with the elves!

I think if I send my child to a private school she shouldn’t have to eat her lunch with the lights turned off every day, because the staff lady thinks it’s too loud. Hello, it’s a lunchroom not a funeral home or a nursing home. With the lights out, how could you see a child choking?

I called and got good info on garbage pickup from county finance and Veolia.

I walked around Schoolhouse Pond the other day and the empty lots have already started to fill up with garbage bags and old furniture from sorry people that won’t pay to have their garbage picked up. Believe me, commissioners, this will get a lot worse and be like it was when I was a kid. Garbage at the end of every wooded lane in the county!

The one who said, “isn’t it interesting Lincoln was a Republican,” may want to check historical facts as to how the Democrats and Republicans were complete opposites at that time in history as to how the parties differ today. Sad how many will take anything they can to try and state something to make their side look good. The Republican Party of today is by no means the “party of Lincoln.” It’s indisputable fact. What movie were you watching?

Thank you to Mary Corbitt, 4 West manager, for her kindness, thoughtfulness and being a leader that we are proud to work with and for. ... We love her!

Our children have fire/tornado drills regularly at school, but do they have practice drills for a situation similar to Connecticut? If not, then this should be implemented immediately.

Lincoln was a Republican in the 1860s but would almost without doubt be a Democrat today.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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