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The Rant

Wednesday, April 17, 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.

If Animal Care & Control can raid a dog fighting ring, why don't they raid the hockey games? These hockey goons fight in exhibitions every night.

If you're over 50, you will remember this saying, “Kids should be seen but not heard.” If you cannot control your kids with just a glance, then you have failed as parents. Your kids are not your friends, they are your children, who you have to mold into responsible adults.

Nothing more pathetic than a young, liberal Democrat who doesn't have a clue how America became so great. Take a visit to other countries, then tell us who you want to be like.

Hey, NCAA basketball announcers — the words “length” and “strength” have a “g” in them.

Once again, if we had term limits we wouldn't have special-interest groups running our country and states. Name me one state or federal rep or senator who votes without being worried about getting re-elected. … The system is broken, and no one will fix it.

Funny how certain politicians waited until after the election to show their true colors on same sex marriage, legalizing pot, raising taxes and controlling guns.

We need to put things aside for awhile, and everybody write the president (and ask him) not to cut military spending. North Korea is crazy and has to be stopped.

Wanna make Fort Wayne a family spot. Get two race tracks going, a drive-in movie spot and a water park. Let us all vote once in a while, Mr. Henry.

Who are the idiots that designed the Ardmore/Hillegas Road extension? Ardmore starts as four-lane but bottle-necks down to two lanes. Traffic is so backed up, it sometimes takes two to three green lights to get through the intersections. They should have made it four lanes all the way to Washington Center Road.

Just driving around town every day, I see five to six vehicles blatantly running red lights. Not even close to yellow! Someone is going to get killed if the police don't step up enforcement.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles should start testing everyone when they renew their license. So many idiots out there are clueless when it comes to driving, and maybe the police should start issuing citations for all violations and not just speeding and seat belts.

Why should parents pay taxes on the voucher money they receive to send their kids to nonpublic schools? The money is directly forwarded to the schools. The parents don't keep it. To be equal, then maybe you should pay taxes on what the state pays to educate your kid.

Democratic (U.S.) Sen. Joe Donnelly, who won the election because he is “pro gun,” is now voting with the Democrats on anti-gun freedom legislation. These laws will neither save children from killers or preserve our gun rights.And Donnelly, the “family man” (according to his campaign ads), is now supporting gay marriage. Who coulda thunk it?

Be kind to every living soul.

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