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The Rant for Feb. 1, 2017

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 09:01 pm
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. Tell the truth for once, Donald (Trump) and show us your tax return. What the hell do you have to lose?

I was glad to hear Hillary (Clinton) telling the "Marchers" that she was with them! That's where she belongs! 

(Vice president Mike) Pence said he wants to model his vice presidency after Dick Cheney's. I sure as heck won't be going hunting with Pence.

Come on guys, give (President Donald) Trump a chance. He couldn't possibly be worse than (President) Obama, and he's way better than Hillary (Clinton). People are protesting and marching before they even see what he will do.

Only CNN and Fox (News) carrying the inaugural parade, pitiful! CNN and Fox needed to shut up and let us, the viewers, enjoy the parade also!

The last time America pushed a protectionist agenda, we ended up fighting a world war that cost the lives of a half million Americans. Tread lightly (President Donald) Trump.

I hope that the right-wingers are more scared of nationalism ( President Donald Trump's word) than you ever were of socialism. Nationalism is the start of a government run by the military. They will take your guns on day one. If you resist you will be arrested.

Dopey Donald (Trump) said he would wage war, on day one, against radical Islamist jihadists. Instead, he now says he has a running war with the free press. A war against Americans. There will be no jobs, no wall, no deportation — only a fool running our country who is mentally unstable.

I know that young people don't read these rants but they better understand that when the government controls the media (and it can be done by executive order of martial law), the population will be the losers. The First Amendment, written before even the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment, was wisely written as the most important amendment to the Constitution. It is the freedom of the press, good or bad. If we give up freedom of the press, then our society is doomed.

Are you a progressive, liberal or hardcore Democrat and worried that President Trump will attempt to dismantle the wishy-washy, feeble, namby-pamby policies that ex-President Obama not only promoted but shoved down the nation's throat? You should be. We who did not agree with the Obama doctrine have had to endure your walk on eggshells, politically correct crap for eight years. It's over, thank God.

It's no wonder people stopped voting for Democrats in the last couple of elections. Instead of attending the inauguration like members of the U.S. government, 60 of you decided to act like "spoiled brats"!

To those lovers of the Women's March in D.C.: Don't pretend that you represent the largest segment of America. You don't speak for me. Your vile behavior and words are repugnant to most of us. You embarrassed yourselves and all America. Actually, I'm not clear on what your mission is, ... or do you just hate men? If you are truly worried about women's rights, protest in the Middle East.

If all those people protesting are worried that Donald Trump is going to undo as much of the crap that (President) Obama pushed through, you're right. And it's about time — "Make America Great Again!"

One of the things I personally love about our new president is that all the insults, jibes, accusations and lies directed to him are just like water that slides off a duck's back. It won't slow him down or make him change his course, and the more you scream how much you hate him, the better he and his supporters love it. Granted, it will take some time, but eventually most of you will calm down when you see how well America does under his guidance.

The right to peacefully protest is guaranteed under our constitution, but these acts of civil disobedience and rioting aren't just illegal, they are disgusting. I'm overjoyed to see that those who are acting like spoiled children throwing tantrums, looting and blocking access to roads and buildings are finally being arrested and charged with felonies. Grow up and accept the fact that your candidates lost and the era of Barack Obama is over. Better luck in eight years.

Letter writers keep saying that only East Coast and West Coast voters voted for (Hillary) Clinton. Then how do you explain the over 1 million Indiana votes for Clinton? You can spin it anyway you want, but Clinton won the popular vote with all of the Red states added to the Blue states. (Donald) Trump is not my president and never will be.

Memorial Coliseum attracted 1 million visitors and a operating surplus of $ 44,000 for 2016! For that small of a profit; how can an arena downtown be worthy of the investment to taxpayers? Also, it would probably "drain" potential visitors from the Memorial Coliseum, which they could not afford to lose ... (based on the operating surplus) figures. 

You still want open-carry laws and no gun permits. Really? What happens when all of the protesters are armed and have more firepower than the police. It won't be bricks and bottles anymore. Open carry might work in backwater states like Wyoming or Montana, but it will be a disaster in industrialized cities. Be careful what you wish for. You are asking for martial law which will take away all of your guns.

The reason conservatives did not protest when (President) Obama was elected is because they are mostly white, have good jobs, their kids go to good schools and they don't have to worry about putting food on the table. Get real conservatives. There is a movement going on now. We will not stop until there is equality for all. Get in our way, and you will pay the consequences.

Many groups are up in arms with President Trump's "America first" slogan. This doesn't mean we won't help other countries, but there are plenty of people right here in our country that need help. Show me even one individual here who doesn't place the needs of their own family first and foremost. That too doesn't mean they are selfish, ungenerous and unwilling to help others. We all take care of our own, then focus on working to help others. Get off of his back.

Wow, the day after our new president is sworn in, many (hundreds of) thousands of women marched in Washington, New York, of course California, and other places, all demanding that President Trump hear their plaintive wailing on how unfair they think he will be to the causes they support. Shut up, go home, fix your husbands dinner and get back to work. Nothing you say or do will change his mind, so you might as well accept the inevitable.

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was having his famous speech today on the National Mall, Fox (News) would not cover it because it is not their demographic. Same with the millions of women marching in cities all around the country today. No coverage. More than 500,000 mostly women protesters in Washington, but Fox deems it unnewsworthy. That's how they feel about women. Sit down and shut up!

Today, I had breakfast with a friend at a restaurant to chat and have a good time. However, a manager kept staring at my friend. What she/I/we did, I don't know, but this is very rude. If you desire my business, extend some courtesy and treat my friend with respect!

Police should have arrested everyone involved in the ... (local bowling alley) brawl. Physically holding someone to the ground and following them so they cannot get in their vehicle is a crime as well. Let the courts sort it out.

What ever happened to the kinder gentler nation. Maybe we should start there with the new administration. The vitriolic comments on every move someone makes is not the answer. Give change a chance!

Alright, we have heard from people in the news that we will have an unconditional president. Isn't that what we really need to stop the gridlock? If all we can do is follow an institutional lead and vote only for what they want, we will never change anything. How about going down to the lunch room and talking with the members of the other party about ideas where the participants are not being watched by everyone. Maybe the other side does have some good ideas that with tweaking will make our country better. I find that I am not always the only one who has a good idea.

Appreciated I & M removing the large limb off the wires to restore electricity back on, but why didn't they knock it down to the ground instead of leaving it in the tree? I would've gladly taken care of it but I can't reach that high, and they have the equipment!

The city plans to spend millions of dollars on streets in the north side of town while the streets on the south side continue to fall apart. Alleys are a no man's land. According to the mayor, we don't do alleys. East Rudisill (Boulevard) is getting worse because of the many semis that are using it as a short cut. South Clinton (Street) approaching East Rudisill is a disgrace. Pontiac (Street) between Anthony (Boulevard) and Wayne Trace is an eyesore. We still have streets in our neighborhood without curbs or sidewalks.

So you conservatives want to defund Planned Parenthood so the poor will have more babies. Kindly step up to adopt these children. The baby refugees will need your help in surviving. Remember that you believe all lives matter.

For the last five years, the most dangerous person in the world has been Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. That mantle was passed on Jan. 20, 2017, at noon. Now the holder of the most dangerous person in the world belongs to Donald J. Trump. The world is in danger of Trump starting a huge war and alienating all of our allies. God help us all.

(President Donald) Trump keeps insisting that (up to) 3.5 million people voted illegally when we know this is a big fat lie. He is setting himself up to sue the election committees when he gets his clock cleaned in the 2020 election. That is if he even lasts a full term.

I would like to congratulate the women taking part in their "March on Washington" for conducting it in an orderly and nonviolent fashion, unlike the self-proclaimed "anarchists" who destroyed property and harassed attendees at the inauguration the day before. Unfortunately, that's where my positive remarks end. Your gathering was a long list of contradictions and hypocrisy. ... This was obviously an event organized by the radical "feminist" movement, and it is shameful that in a day and age where women are making great strides in business, medicine and higher education, just to name a few, these types of vulgar displays happen.

If, as has been stated, abortion is a very small part of what Planned Parenthood does, then maybe we could compromise. We'll fund PP (Planned Parenthood) if it gets rid of the abortion part of its care. No? Yeah, I didn't think so.

The Mayor fiddles with his arena while IPFW burns. Do you know any major city without a major university?

It is better to judge (President) Trump by his actions rather than his random words. God can write straight with crooked lines.

To the people marching in the D.C. Women's March who proudly wear the "Nasty Woman" persona and pink "kitty cat" hats (Meow!): You really think your double meanings and vulgarity can change whatever you were protesting? Many of us just feel pity and loathing for the disgusting show you supported. Unfortunately, your names now carry a stain.

Melania Trump must have really wanted that green card to have married a twice-divorced, narcissistic man 24 years older than herself. The typical foreign gold digger.

You're being robbed, and you don't even care. A family of five, solidly middle class, sends three kids to private school with the help of vouchers. These kids would have gone to the school even without vouchers. This summer, a week-long family vacation at Disney World. Six weeks later, a week-long cruise for mom and dad. Your tax dollars are paying for their vacations. Would you not like a vacation paid by taxpayers? Vouchers are a scam, yet you continue to vote Republican. Maybe you can get a second or third job to help these folks have a third vacation next year.

On (last) Tuesday, Trump declares a complete hiring freeze of government jobs except the military. On Wednesday, he announces that he will hire 5,000 new border patrol agents. You can't trust a word that comes out of this bipolar president's mouth.

The Republican Ranter and his locker room buddy Bill O'Reilly think that they are cute calling people snowflakes, buttercups and cupcakes. ... You aren't fooling anyone with your bigoted feeling toward anyone who isn't an old white guy. Your time will come when you are in the minority, and I hope that you get treated like hell.

Regulations? We don't need no stinking regulations. Air bags and child seats in cars. Who needs them? Straps to tie down mobile homes. Who needs them? Federal inspections of our food supply. Who needs them. Inspections of elevators. Who needs them? Evidently, (President) Trump and his Republican cohorts don't need them. They want to rid us of regulations.

Time again to set some ranters straight on their posts. When Sean Hannity refers to "snowflakes," he is talking exclusively about Hollywood celebrities, not the mixed bag of people who live in California ... . And as far as the reference to safe zones in high schools and colleges, that refers to liberal progressive schools who have areas where "microagressions" and discourse on opposing views are not allowed, not talking about actual areas to take cover in when there are active shooters. Imagine that, actually discussing opposing views in school, what a concept.

Sixty million abortions since 1973. If each one of them have two children, that is ... (120) million more people in the U.S. ... No food, no work, a life in poverty and misery.

(President) Trump is at war with the press. He is starting a trade war with Mexico, yet ISIS gets a free pass. The man is a human cuspidor.

Arthur Blank, one of the co-founders of Home Depot and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, says the gap between the rich and poor is at unacceptable levels. Great. If I am to believe him, then I expect to see $1 tickets for next year's home games.

The dictator-in-chief said he nor his family would profit off of his election. Already ... (the membership fee) at his Florida resort (has been increased) from $100,000 to $200,000 per year because guests might just bump into the president. This is profiteering. Congressional Republicans are up for re-election in less than two years. If they don't control this madman, then they will lose, and the Democrats will become the majority. Choose or lose, Republicans.

You are correct Mr. Trump. I voted 3,219,456 times for (Hillary) Clinton. I used Santa's sled to get to so many polling places in a 16-hour period. You actually won the popular vote. Now shut the heck up, get to work for us and quit fixating on yourself. If we took the word "I" out of the English language, you would not be able to speak a full, intelligent sentence.

When the NRA (National Rifle Association) has to pay for political ads to support (Alabama Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff) Sessions for a cabinet position, you know that Sessions is a failed candidate and the NRA is scared.

What happened to all of us who protested against the Vietnam War. We protested against the government telling us we had to fight and die for their war. When did all of my friends and brothers decide to back the government that we all protested against. Just because we got old, we don't need to abandon our beliefs when we were millions strong and we believed in us, not the government. We were all about peace and love for all mankind. Come back to love before you go, and teach your kids and grandkids what we were all about as young people. Peace out, man.

The president of Mexico cancels his visit over opposition to the wall. We'll get it done without him. ... (About 1 million) women marched, protesting President Donald Trump's agenda. We'll get it done without their approval, too. The LGBT community, left-wing Democrats, as well as liberal and progressive groups, are dismayed because Donald Trump is following through with what he said he would do during his campaign. We'll get that done without their help as well. While he builds the wall, repeals and replaces Obamacare, and does exactly what he promised, they can shout, march and sign as many petitions as they want. All they'll get is sore throats, feet and hands.

Time to get real. More Americans are dying from legal drugs (opioids) than drugs from Mexico. The real problem is right here in America with doctors prescribing painkillers to those who abuse them. Why won't (President) Trump declare war against American doctors? Why, because he needs a bogeyman to make himself big. Republicans are going to suffer come the next election, and rightfully so. They are out of touch with real-world problems.

Fox (News), discussing water boarding: Is it torture? Not sure. What is: unruly or screaming children in public!

Doesn't everyone know that yellow, solid-double lines on the road pavement means no passing zone? Apparantly not.

Stop this war with Mexico right now. (About 25) million Americans vacation in Mexico every year. If they impose a surcharge on entry, then the taxpayer will pay for ... (the) wall ... . I know that you can't fix stupid (President Trump), but someone has to try.

I cannot believe why President Obama would pardon Chelsea Manning, also all the drug pushers. While watching C-SPAN, I'm watching Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken. They are far out.

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