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The Rant

Saturday, September 22, 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.

If you carry a handgun without a permit, you should get 15 years minimum, no half time, and no plea bargaining out of the gun charge. The problem with guns is the weak prosecutors. All good citizens: Get a gun permit — lifetime.

If Ronald Reagan were still president, it would be curtains for the Libyans.

Liberals are upset about the empty chair parody done by Clint Eastwood at the RNC (Republican National Convention). That was mild compared to the hate liberals have dished out to former president Bush and Gov. Sarah Palin, and they were much more gracious about it.

To the ranter who thinks others should fund the education of their children: If you can't afford to raise your own kids, don't have any.

A presidential candidate who is hiding his tax returns is hiding what he's going to do to your tax returns.

Mitt Romney is clueless when it comes to foreign policy. He wants to be commander-in-chief but doesn't even mention the troops serving in Afghanistan during his convention speech.

Chicago school teacher strike: I'm an old-timer who remembers when teachers were professional people. Not anymore. Look at them in their red T-shirts, dancing around with their me-first attitudes.

After the (Libyan) embassy murders, President Obama gave us his old “Let me be clear” “There is no justification.....” Ya-da, Ya-da. Was it an act of war? He remained silent.

Clint Eastwood showed the world what the Republican Party is based upon — old, angry white men arguing with invisible, imaginary enemies.

My parents did not bring me to this country to be put in the middle of yet another religious war. If you do not like the fact this country is not run by your religious views — leave.

President Obama would rather campaign than meet with Prime Minister Ben Netanyahu of Israel. Our president isn't doing much work. Looks like he's throwing Israel under the bus.

Bill Clinton needs to tell the truth. Former president Bush got blamed for the housing crash, but it was Clinton who signed legislation for anyone to buy a home whether they could afford it or not. Barney Frank had a lot to do with it, too.

Why aren't the news media all over the President Obama's tax returns? Surely Mr. and Mrs. Obama are in the upper, upper income bracket. Maybe it's OK for certain individuals to be successful and unacceptable for others?

When you were a child, taxes paid for your K-12 education. Now that you are an adult, you “pay it forward” for today's students. Kids of your own or not. “It takes a village.”

Why are we not currently bombing Libya back to the Stone Age? We just had an act of war declared and this bozo in the White House is lost! He is in way over his head! Come on, November, so we can send this moron packing back to Chicago!

The (U.S.) space program has helped a lot of aerospace companies, but we need to take care of our people first before the people of Mars. Poverty is everywhere, and the cost of essentials just goes up and up. The real space is between the gap of the poor and wealthy.

ID for voting. What is new about having an ID to vote? I am now on Social Security and had to have an ID to receive SS. I've been voting for an awful lot of years and have always had to show an ID. I'm sure if I were poor enough to be on welfare I would have to have an ID.

Where is my 2nd District (city) councilman? Haven't seen him since he knocked on my door to get my vote. Your job, Mr. Jehl, is to serve, us not to get Mr. (Mitch) Harper elected mayor. We need a councilman not a yes man to Mr. Harper.

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