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The Rant

Wednesday, December 12, 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.

This country is broke. What part of this data don't you (the country) understand. Tell this Congress (ducks) that there will be no money. Let this (auto) industry as well as all others “stand tall and on your own two feet” or fail.

Cheer up, IU fans, there is always next year, not! Purdue not only gets the bucket, they get a bowl while IU gets nothing.

Seriously, when it is foggy, turn your lights on. You are putting yourself and others at risk. Also, when someone blinks their lights at you to remind you, notice and turn them on.

Listen up, Republicans, totally back off, let President Obama and his band of idiots have and do whatever they want and, if we're still here in four years, then ask the liberal boneheads, “Are you better off now than four years ago?”

I was wondering, since the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan poll numbers were so wrong, was their plan to cut back and shave billions of dollars taken from the same source? Just a thought.

Interested in knowing if, at the President Obama/Mitt Romney lunch, Romney shed his party coat and did the American thing, sharing his plan for 3 million jobs a year for the next four years, totaling 12 million jobs. Or was this also another wish on his part?

Paul Moss ethics complaint dismissed. How about the … admitted “texting” while driving? Who texts at 2:30 in the morning? Lots of questions, no answers!

Please get me Sheriff Fries' cell phone number! I may get in trouble some time.

Congratulations, INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) — the Bull Rapids Road overpass over the new U.S. 24 is how old, and we now have 20 filling holes with a lousy, bumpy patch jobs on it. Great work!

How about the mayor and the police chief stop telling us the robberies are because of the time of the year. They're getting more violent all the time. How about you crack down on them?

Shame on the people who get in line for a free Christmas tree who could afford to buy one. The right thing to do would be to give that tree to someone less fortunate. Now that would be a teaching moment for your kids.

What is the purpose of sand and tar in both the northbound and southbound lanes of Lima Road? The surface structure has absolutely no pot holes. What a waste of taxpayers money, not to mention the abrasive treatment to auto paint as the road is traveled daily!

If Mr. Obama made it easier for businesses to hire people, maybe the crime rate in his home city of Chicago and elsewhere would go down and tax revenue would go up.

Why are you leftists still so mad and derogatory? You won the election. Will anything ever please you? Just what is it you want?

Wow! Purdue basketball is back where it belongs.

It’s time for our straight-“A” FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) student to attend a charter school where rules are expected to be known and followed by everyone … .

Entry into FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) should require the parent(s) acknowledge they have read, understood and instructed their child(ren) on the “rules of conduct.” When those rules are broken, both the parent(s) and student face the consequences. I, for one, am tired of excuses.

Simply reminding people that America is not a Christian theocracy doesn’t constitute a war on Christmas.

Even though they still retain the majority in the House, obstructionist Republicans would do well to note that Democratic House candidates actually won more national votes than Republicans. … Another election is only two more years away — just saying “no” to everything will not work for much longer!

Is avoiding a traffic light by cutting through a private parking lot illegal or not? If not, I will start doing it, too. If it is, then you police may want to set up shop at Parnell and the (Coliseum Boulevard) bypass and at North Anthony (Boulevard) at Wayne (Street).

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