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Saturday, November 24, 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.

People who put their leaves in the street are completely thoughtless. They are creating a hazard for children who love to play in piles of leaves; they make it next to impossible for two cars to pass on a residential street; and they cause the sewers to get clogged and flood the streets when it rains. How much more is our national security at risk due to General Patraeus' extra-marital affair than when President Clinton had his with Monica Lewinski? President Clinton should have been expected to resign just as David Patraeus was. Democratic presidents are simply not held accountable for their actions.

It's a shame that the old guard like Sen. McCain can't just go out in style. No, he still thinks that he is part American hero and part Superman to the rescue. If only his handlers would tell him how foolish he looks every time he opens his mouth.

Get ready football bowl officials. You might have a shot at getting Purdue in your game. All they have to do is win out. If they do, the classy thing to do would be to refuse the offer. But who ever said Purdue football was a class act.

Concentrating wealth to fewer and fewer people is causing the middle class to die out.

Calling marijuana a gateway drug is like calling bicycles a gateway to joining an outlaw motorcycle gang.

We didn't win the White House. But at least we don't set things on fire and break stuff because we lost.

I am a lifelong Democrat, but I have some honest advice for soul-searching Republicans. Many of you are embedded in the news bubble of Fox News, right-wing talk radio and other conservative media outlets. As a result, you are not receiving the whole picture of what is happening in the real world … . I earnestly hope that you will open yourself up to other information sources. We need two (if not more) strong political parties who can engage in a probing, respectful, fact-based debate on how to move forward in this nation.

Can we petition GE to take down it's ugly neon sign? It's just a daily reminder of how many jobs they moved from Fort Wayne to overseas.

I used to listen to … (a local radio station) every day. Yesterday, I started listening to podcasts. No commercials as opposed to more commercials than content on … (that radio station). Market driven obsolescence.

On Dec. 26, 1991, the Soviet Union (USSR) completely collapsed. With (President) Obama being re-elected for another four-year term, I deeply believe the United States will do the same. Shame on those that think Obama can lead this once great nation!

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