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The Rant

Wednesday, July 24, 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.

Who are the clowns who decided it was OK to use firecrackers until and including July 9? They belong in Washington, D.C., along with the other clowns. Terrible choices!

Does anyone else agree with me that our America is going in the wrong direction? My mom used to tell us, “use the common sense the good Lord gave you.”

The multiple break-ins and robberies by young men in this neighborhood has been ignored. This was the reason for the establishment of a watch. It was thought necessary to protect property. It wasn't dreamed up to harass anyone in particular. It's existence should have been common knowledge and their presence and purpose honored.

Almost ever profession you can think of all over this country has been accused and convicted of sexual abuse of helpless children. Shame on all of them!

About the art sculpture: Scrap it, and do something good for Fort Wayne.

I am so happy the George Zimmerman fiasco is over. One thing that really needs to be put into perspective is the fact Trayvon Martin was not a “child.” He was a young man, teenager. Our courts need a better definition of what a “child” is.

I was in line at Meijer to return an item. Of all the six employees who came around in that area (three were at the counters), only one (the young lady at the counter) was smiling! Sorry I didn't “have” you, so I didn't catch your name, but you deserve a raise!

In 1995, the country watched the O.J. Simpson's trial for murdering in cold blood, two white victims. It made national news for weeks. He was found “not guilty,” and there were no demonstrations, vandalism and fighting! Did George Zimmerman get the same treatment? No. Double standard — yes.

If I were a woman, I would be smoking mad. According to our U.S. attorney generalissimo Eric Holder, six women on jury duty in Florida don't know what they're doing.

We have mandatory retirement for desk jobs like Chancellor Wartell (formerly of IPFW). Why not for school bus drivers? Do we really need 70- to 80-year-olds driving our children?

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