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The Rant

Saturday, December 29, 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.

Is doubling parking meter rates the City Council and the mayor's idea of attracting people to downtown?

I am beginning to wonder if the police are just waiting until all the gang members kill each other off. It certainly is easier than trying to arrest them all. It is certainly cheaper. I just hope no innocent people or children get in the way.

Why are the Republicans who so ruthlessly “swift-boated” John Kerry when he ran for president now so gung-ho about him becoming secretary of state? They are so politically transparent and hypocritical!

I see local Republican ranters want the USA to go off the cliff so more Republicans can be elected next time. You want America to fail. You want to wipe out advances to the stock market that were made in the last year. Where do you people come from?

Thank you, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch for tweeting “When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” Let's hope that Fox News will have the courage to ask the same question!

To the ranter talking about teachers and teacher unions: How dare you! Those brave teachers in Newtown gave their lives trying to protect their students. How many children are alive because of those teachers' actions? Crawl back under your rock.

How can Fox News portray themselves as the oppressed underdog and then run commercials claiming they're the “most powerful name in news.”

It's hard to imagine a scenario in which a stable minded and intelligent person would support things like the gun show loophole and assault weapons on the streets.

Smart people realize that the drug war is one of the biggest mistakes in American history.

James Dobson on his radio show said the reason for the murders in Newtown was because: “We have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty. I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us.” The Westboro Baptists blame it on gays, and I thought that Jesus loved little children, but then, what do I know.

The GOP is afraid that if they give in to President Obama and success results, they will lose what little credibility they have left. They'd rather kill the country instead.

Tax loopholes are legal. The big loophole is the 47 percent who don't pay federal income tax. An even bigger loophole is the Earned Income Credit. So don't complain about smart people who find legal ways to reduce their taxes.

The Democrats are good at getting rid of guns. They made sure that Benghazi, Tripoli and Cairo didn't have any way to defend themselves.

Capitalism creates a scenario where immense prosperity leads to immense philanthropy: Bill Gates, Eli Lilly, Koch Bros. and thousands more.

Ronald Reagan was the head of a labor union, raised taxes 11 times as president and supported the 1994 assault weapons ban.

We financed two wars on credit (one to search for nonexistent WMDs) while we lowered taxes, deregulated financial institutions and then had to bail them out. It was not Congress who did this but the Bush administration and the Republican Party.

Lifelong Dem: Some conservative news sources did indeed predict a blowout for Romney. Most did not. Most (both sides) said it was down to the wire. I wasn't surprised that President Obama won. It could have gone either way. So don't assume most conservatives were shell-shocked.

The NRA is not our friend or ally. NRA is a lobbying group promoting the profits of gun manufacturers. Fear is profitable.

To President Obama, Congress and senators: Quit looking for the easiest solution in trying to save our schoolchildren from harm.

Hey, President Obama, getting rid of guns will cause more job loss. Now having an armed police person in every school would create more jobs.

If at anytime in your kid's life someone has told you your kid is a nut job, don't ignore it. Have them checked out and always keep the guns away from a questionable person!

As a drug-crazed or just a regular criminal, I know you have guns and I found out your neighbor doesn't. Guess where I'm going to strike?

Get ready for many more shootings, folks. The last several generations have become “desensitized to death” by very violent video “games.” They can't process what's real or not real anymore!

If the people are armed, they're known as “citizens,” with no arms allowed, they're known as “subjects.”

Assault rifles owned by citizens are the only reason the government hasn't gone and ditched the Constitution for a dictator rule.

Evidently our money institutions, banks and credit unions have a policeman on duty most of the time, but what's that say when our schools aren't given the same consideration.

It is good to see pictures of the beautiful children who were victims in the senseless massacre, painful though it is. But could we please stop seeing pictures of the sullen face of the pitiful loser who carried out this insane but planned murderous action?

The liberals are busy blaming the NRA for the school massacre. But the blood is actually on the hands of those liberals who do not allow a gun strapped to the ankle of a teacher or in a principal's locked safe. The only real solution.

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