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The Rant

Wednesday, September 26, 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.

My wife coined a term describing our president's watch — the “Obaminable Years” — and his snow jobs make him the “Obaminable Snow Man.”

A couple of Saturdays ago, we were visiting the beautiful northern Allen County Park (Metea). When we went into the Nature Center, I noticed the (U.S.) flag thrown on a chair behind the receptionist … . I asked her why the flag wasn't flying (it was about 11 a.m.). She said …, “It's supposed to rain today!” … My own personal flag flies every day in all kinds of weather, proudly!

It appears there should be some revamping of marching band rules. All bands should be about the same size in order to keep it competitive. No one likes to go to competition when they already know the results before they even begin. Rehearsal times should be limited, too. Academics come first.

When is soccer going to come out of the dark ages and stop scoring a tie for games? Really? What other sport uses ties?

If Israel wants war with Iran, let Israel go it alone. No American lives wasted again for nothing. Bring our troops home from the Middle East, and let those countries slug it out. You can't negotiate with ignorance. … Bring them home now.

I saw those supposedly shocking photos of Kate Middleton. Prince William was in several of them with her and was also topless. Prince William was the one with the short hair.

Exposure to fear, violence and bigotry has a negative impact on a child's brain development.

The man with the two first names must not have an agenda. He only runs down his opponent by saying Mike Pence is making so much money. My question would be, if he was in the same situation, wouldn't he be making the same amount?

Why would the postal service remove a drop box adjacent to all the mailboxes in a large apartment complex? How much extra work would it take to dump the dropbox while delivering the mail? Does this indicate something? Now 1,000 of us have to drive some distance to mail anything.

Why does OWN allow that old lady from “Sweetie Pie's Kitchen” to use that filthy language? It's during the day. It's offensive and should not be aired. Oprah, listen.

An old saying: “There is still honor among thieves.” Now apply this to Congress. The assault on the Constitution goes on unabated, and our Republicans in Congress are either grossly stupid, hard of hearing, blind, hiding under their desks or looking the other way. This applies to the Democrats as well. God help us!

Congrats to the Tea Party. You finally got rid of a Republican senator (Lugar) who would have won easily again, and now we are going to have a Democrat in Joe Donnelly. You are ruining the Republican Party. Shame on you. Now the Senate stays in Democratic hands.

Why is it going to take almost five months to find out the Paul Moss and Ken Fries pulled a fast one. Stretching out won't change the fact they let him go, and it was wrong. Just get it done. Good grief.

Now I understand why Mitt Romney thinks President Obama has done so badly. Romney just told a network newsperson that the middle class earns $200,000 to $250,000 per year (and less). … Romney thinks we're all living in poverty.

Why are Republicans so concerned about virtually nonexistent individual voter fraud, but don't care at all about rampant Wall Street fraud?

We keep hearing that Mitt Romney has no experience qualifying him to be president. Remember President Obama's vast experience when he ran for president? It was hardly mentioned by our media that he had none whatsoever.

In our country, children will now have a new idea of success when they grow up. Food stamps.

All these people running for office, telling us all the plans they have that never materialize.

What a shame. All the money spent on ads that could have helped so many people. No one pays any attention to ads anyhow! Kudos to the mute button.

Can't something be done about the background music on ads? It drowns out what they are promoting.

There sure are a lot of Pinocchios on the election trail.

Why no stimulus for the working class? Wall Street got theirs on top of their big bonuses.

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