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The Rant

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 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.

Smart people view capitalism as a scheme designed to consolidate wealth to a select few.

Is it me, or does it seem that racism can manifest itself as an obsession with firearms?

Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing.

Isn't it strange how gun-nuts blame mass shootings on everything but guns?

How insane does someone have to be to blame mass shootings on things like contraception and same-sex marriage?

Harry Reid and the Democrats are holding us hostage, not the speaker of the house. President Obama refuses to do any spending cuts. That, along with a strong economy, is the only thing that can fix the deficit.

The answer to the fiscal cliff is simple: Fiscal bungee cords.

Jesus doesn't have a problem with semiautomatic rifles, large clips or any tool as long as they are used properly, especially when defending the defenseless. Shoot straight!

Anyone paying attention to this … (budget mess) in Washington should be frustrated whether you be a D (Democrat) or an R (Republican). When voting time comes, we should vote out all incumbents and send a message to those who are left that we, as voters, are really tired of this business as usual.

Now that Purdue has Their Man Mitch, maybe he can move their sports programs into the MAC (conference). At least they might be competitive in that league.

“Lighten up”about IU-PU rants? OK, I had heard that Purdue's football uniforms were stolen by some young boys. I thought it was nonsense until I recently saw a junior high school football team, wearing Purdue uniforms, show up in Dallas to play Oklahoma State. (Tongue in cheek.)

The 911 call center currently located in a secure (basement) environment, is now to move to the … (sixth) floor of the Rousseau Center, exposed to tornadoes, tremors and Mother Nature's elements. For what logical reasons again? At what costs and to whom?

Congress gets a pay increase? If we failed to do our jobs, we would be fired! Not given a raise! Most are already pretty wealthy compared to the average American. Plus, all retirement and health coverage perks, plus Social Security. Check out Warren Buffet's ideas to bring congress down to our level.

Deploying an armed guard at every school is not the solution. Proof: Columbine High School, April 20, 1999.

If Newtown means we have to have guns in every school, then Aurora means we have to have guns at every movie theater, Oak Creek means we have to have guns at every place of worship, Gabby Giffords' shooting means we have to have guns at every supermarket, etc., etc. Sounds like a police state to me, not “freedom.”

Driving down Broadway on Dec. 31, I saw a gentleman and his guide dog gingerly making their way down the sidewalks, which of course had not been shoveled. As I kept driving, I noticed that the sidewalks at McCulloch Park hadn't been cleared. Neither had city cleared the sidewalks of the underpass by GE. Shame on all of you!

During my first winter here, I must send kudos to the (Fort Wayne) Komets, who have apparently allowed the use of their Zamboni machine on our subdivision's streets. How else could the solid ice coating remain so glass-like and treacherous?

Help me understand! Moving Gen. Wayne's statue, for what, the third time at a cost of $100,000. Keep the statue where it is and hire veterans. They are the modern heroes who are in need of a leg up. Whoever thought of this idea must be the same person(s) who thought of coating the natural (beauty) patina of the statue.

So Rep. (Marlin) Stutzman votes no against the fiscal cliff. Shows that he is willing to sacrifice the little peoples' 401ks for some principle that would take more tax money from himself. Isn't he supposed to work for our best interest?

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