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The Rant

Wednesday, March 6, 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.

(Some) businesses on East State Boulevard … apparently don't care about the safety of their customers … . When there is a snowfall, they leave their walks snow-covered and icy.

With the drinking of water by evil Republicans exposed for what it is (drinking of water), there is sure to be more water drinkers swallowing boldly. But that will be exposed by our insightful and brave journalists in the mainstream news media. To save America and to calm our nerves, we will have to switch to beer.

To the pro-abortion and anti-gun ranter who thinks guns have hands: Bad people with guns murder innocent people. Bad people (and doctors) with laws murder innocent babies. Yes, let's run the abortion issue into the ground where it belongs, because that is where the innocent babies are.

Surely we could spend our money on something other than moving the statue of Anthony Wayne.

Are homeowners in this town unaware that you are supposed to shovel your sidewalks as well as your driveways? I tried to go on a walk with my dog … (on a recent day) that had to be cut short due to several homes in my neighborhood who did not shovel their walks. … I was very thankful to the neighbors who did take the extra 10 minutes to shovel their sidewalks … .

It doesn't matter how “soft” Americans are now when you're stuck on a cruise ship, with raw sewage running down the walls. Goodness knows that would make anyone miserable, “soft” or not.

Nothing deters crime more than a shootout where the policeman wins. Take note, crooks.

Complaints about service at the post office will only get worse. I drive to New Haven to escape the incompetence of the Northwood (post office).

There never was a recovery. The depression that began in 2008 continues today. It will only end in a total collapse of the U.S. dollar. Have faith. Trust in God, guns, gold.

Mitch Daniels is co-chair of a committee on human space flight. I have an idea. Put him in RV One, strap it to the top of a rocket and let him tour the solar system like he did Indiana. I doubt if aliens are as gullible as Hoosiers were.

Is there any chance that sequestration could include a reduction in pay and benefits for our public servants in Congress and the Senate? You can be sure that's one detail they did not overlook.

After FWCS' (Fort Wayne Community Schools') recent wage decision (paying union-level wages on construction projects) denying taxpayers a savings of 15 to 30 percent, they should forget about ever asking the citizens of Fort Wayne for the next $119 million. And if asked, the citizens of Fort Wayne would be foolish to give it to them.

Raising taxes and not cutting any spending does not count as a “balanced approach.” I also wonder what happened to that scalpel Obama used to talk about when referring to cuts he never made. He's had years to make smart cuts, but it's now obvious to this Democrat: I have waited for something that will never happen.

I've been alive for a lot of presidents, but I've never seen one on television more than this one. Even talk shows and gossip shows have him on often. As much as he vacations and travels, I wonder how many days a year he is in the White House.

… (Rapper 50 Cent) hitting on a female announcer at the Daytona 500 was gross … .

Here we are again. Another Washington-made disaster! The only thing Congress and the White House have in common is sand. One buries their head in it, and the other draws a line in daring anyone to cross it. Grow up, people. Quit playing politics with our few remaining jobs left.

The three officials on the floor in the first game at the Kokomo regionals and the extra one at the scoring table should stop doing any basketball games. … It was one way for Logansport. I was there for the South Side game, and I am glad we did not have them.

I don't know why there's all the worry about cuts in the defense budget. We've got all those gun people to protect us.

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