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The Rant

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:39 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.

To all of you twits ( Webster definition — a fool) who tweet and then get mad because your tweet made you look bad: Ninety-nine percent of your tweets are your random thoughts, and your random thoughts are only important to you. Remember, if you can't say something nice, then keep your mouth and fingers idle.

I hope the next president learns from the mistakes (and a lot of others) from his former president. Listen to the people!

What is the hurry to make Fort Wayne a big-building city? All the efforts going for the high-rise projects, maybe making our town similar to Chicago and Detroit's size, which hopefully is not the reason. We don't need that high crime rate of those big cities. Bad enough what's going on here.

I would like (Fort Wayne City Councilman) Mitch Harper to find one company of sand hogs that are nonunion. Why don't we hire a bunch of unskilled workers to dig a 6-mile-long tunnel 150 feet deep under Fort Wayne. Maybe they can use shovels and buckets instead of a TBO (tunnel boring machine). You are already telling companies with expertise in this field that they are not welcome here. Good luck with that.

My daughter asked me the following question on behalf of her brothers and sister: "When did I want to celebrate my birthday?" because the upcoming weekend was the last one before school starts, along with all the outside school activities. It wasn't even August yet!

Public sector union employees are telling their boss — the taxpayers — what they will/won't do. A nonunion association can present viewpoints to discuss, with no coercive threat. Not hard to understand if one follows reason instead of politics. But maybe that's expecting too much.

One of my biggest pet peeves — people who love the sound of their voice so much. They talk and talk and talk — not the least bit interested in your thoughts on any subject. Then when they have finally exhausted themselves — they walk away. Conversation over!

I've heard people complain about our local sweet corn crop. Are you kidding me? This is one of the best and most tastiest years ever. Please go to Google and learn how to cook corn on the cob. If you make it in your kitchen, then you are wrong. This crop is meant to be cooked on the grill. Leave the husk on, no tin foil. Heat and turn. Coat with butter and enjoy.

If your animals don't like fireworks, it is because you don't know anything about animals. Your job is to love your animals not the other way around. They are not your pets to make you happy. You are their owners to make them happy. My cat sits in the window and watches the fireworks. Why? He is happy with his family.

With due respect to our law enforcement officers, it is a great concern when you announce that you will start pulling drivers over for distracted driving, texting, talking on phone, eating, etc. My question to you is this: Isn't this something you should already be doing? How many of you officers do we citizens see talking and texting while you are driving? You should be the example of making good choices as well, don't you think?

President Obama is mad at corporations that are fleeing the U.S.A. to avoid paying taxes. What! Now borders matter?

Tired of American companies moving money oversees to avoid taxes. Simply stop all government contracts to companies that do this. From Boeing to Bob's Burgers. Then they can decide if a $6 billion contract is worth losing over $300 million in taxes.

All restaurants should have filtered water, period. City water is and will be a mess for a long time.

Am I only one who gets it: Through all of human history, this is the truth, the bad humans never obey the laws or rules that govern. Israel gets it!

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