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The Rant

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

What a joke “customer service” is! Remove the automated services from businesses and put real people to work as liaisons between customers and services!

Stripped of all the campaign rhetoric, the voter's choice is very simple and immensely important. A vote for Mitt Romney saves our capitalistic republic.

So, the Democrats had to vote three times at their convention to add the mention of God and support of (Jerusalem as the capital of) Israel. Three times. That says all I need to know.

To the person blaming others for outsourcing: If we need to cast blame, we only need to walk to the nearest mirror.

Government's first responsibility is to protect its citizens, so why isn't the … (Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health) spraying to prevent West Nile?

It's great that the Democrats keep on ranting about Mitt Romney. Your distortions of truth and obvious lack of understanding show just how partisan you are. Others searching for the truth are quietly coming to the conclusion that the fundamental change that we have been getting is not good for the country.

Drive trumps intelligence in achievement. Many intelligent minds are nonproductive. Also, money supporting the infrastructures of schools and teachers will not necessarily bring better results than more emphasis on motivation.

Pretty much most of the debris from the so-called “mini hurricane” is cleaned up, but what about the parks, the Rivergreenway, Foster Park along Fairfield Avenue to Tillman Park — all the way to the tennis courts on Tillman Road? There are a lot of broken branches and downed trees … .

The next time an emergency call comes in from … (a local nightclub) about another shooting victim, send … (an armored) truck along with a police detail.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan keep saying they're not going to reveal details about their plans because it just gives Democrats something to attack. If they had good ideas, it seems to me they couldn't be attacked! “Just trust us” is not a policy.

I know the owner of … (a local nightclub) also owns … (the adjoining shopping center). Your parking lots are very dimly lit … . Do yourself and Fort Wayne a favor: Spend some money, add some good parking lot lighting.

I really hope there are to be sidewalks installed from Marketplace of Canterbury to the Woodbridge Apartment complex when the St. Joe River Bridge is completed. There are nice, wide pedestrian walks on both sides of the bridge, which will lead to nowhere if some sidewalks are not put in.

Would you go buy a burger, automobile, appliance, etc., if their TV commercials just told how great they were and showed no photos or video of the product? I have yet to see one of the commercials for an area “vein clinic” showing what they have done for the person giving the testimonial.

I'm so sick of people running red (stoplights) at Coldwater and Till roads. Is it that difficult? To the two minivans who ran red on Sept. 11 at noon, shame on you. If I didn't look before driving across, I could have been killed by you!

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