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The Rant for Oct. 12, 2016

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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. Mr. (Donald) Trump has huge, overwhelming crowds at all his events, compared to Hillary (Clinton). Yet "polls" reportedly say he is behind. ... Hard to believe the USA wants four more years of (President) Obama (policies).

The presidential debate or any debate does not discuss the most critical problem in America. That is the coming decline in value and collapse of the U.S. dollar. A trillion dollar deficit year after year is like being a little bit pregnant.

Politicians and elected officials need to remember that they took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." That includes liberals!

Why is it in football when a defensive player touches the face mask of an offensive player, it is a penalty? But if an offensive player "straight-arms" a defensive player on the face mask, there is no penalty. Another example of a double standard. But we have come to accept double standards.

I'm sure that (Donald) Trump can stop the Hurricane (Matthew) because he knows more about hurricanes than even God does.

Hillary Clinton is rubbing the people's noses in her corruption. ... Richard Nixon wasn't even that crooked.

I see that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have sold out to Hillary Clinton, who is backed by Wall Street. So what does that say for for Bernie and Elizabeth Warren?

I knew that Hoosiers were dumb and Buckeyes were dumber, but I didn't think they were so far off the rails to vote for Trump. I guess that I was wrong.

Why can't I buy a two-pack of hamburger or hot dog buns? There are only two of us, and I don't need eight of either. Isn't there any bakery in Fort Wayne that will sell me just a couple?

Almost 50 percent of the populace don't pay any income tax and those who do use deductions and credits to lessen their amount. Some even hire professionals who challenge the intricate voluminous code and promise a lower payment. They are not unpatriotic when they want to pay less. Does Hillary Clinton think they are deplorable? I bet even Hillary and Bill find ways to lower the tax on their millions. Like (Donald) Trump says, we need a new (tax) code.

Be very careful how you vote on the Public Question (on the Indiana election ballot). It gives all of the power to the State General Assembly to regulate hunting and fishing, and you will have no say in the outcome if you vote yes and it passes. There could come a time when the powers to be in Indianapolis ban hunting and fishing in Indiana, and you would not be allowed to hunt or fish. It's fine the way it is now. Don't be duped by the wording of this question.

If a bride and groom have such little respect for each other that they are going to shove cake into each other faces, then the parents did a bad job raising them. ... What a terrible way to start a marriage. Very immature and totally disrespectful.

Why don't we move the Fort4Fitness to a different route every year? Every year we're trapped in our south-central home because someone chose our street and addition for the run. Then when we have a chance to get where we need to go, the volunteers (barely teenagers) block our path for the sake of the joggers/walkers. We've been late to a baptism and a funeral the last two years. Like the Olympics or World Cup, change the route every year.

The ... (strange people) are those who keep promoting this high speed rail fantasy from Columbus, Ohio, to Fort Wayne to Chicago. It will not happen during the life of anyone alive in Fort Wayne today.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. ... It's time to revoke ... (a woman's) driving privileges indefinitely before she kills someone. It's time to start thinking about the innocent people she's endangering and stop giving her concessions. The next time she appears in your court, ... get MADD.

We need the personal property business tax. Otherwise, a company would not be able to get an advantage by bribing a politician for a tax abatement. Corruption runs the world, and if you have not figured that out in your life, you are a fool.

(Donald) Trump gets chastised for borrowing money from the Russians that he will be expected to pay back. The Clintons accept hundreds of millions of dollars from the Russians for what? Speeches, North American uranium, what?

The millennials who want to change the world need to study history so they don't make the same mistakes that have led to previous disasters. Just because they are becoming the majority of the workforce doesn't mean they have the wisdom required to make intelligent decisions.

(Fort Wayne Mayor) Tom Henry has consistently made bad decisions about public safety issues ever since he killed the regional training center that had garnered national attention. (Fort Wayne Police Chief) Steve Reed certainly doesn't need Rusty's (York) guidance. Nor do the taxpayers need to underwrite union activities.

I'll bet (Donald) Trump's finances would stand up better to an IRS audit than the Clinton Foundation's.

Photo ID to vote, heck no, only need it for buying beer, cigarettes, marijuana (in some states), senior discounts, getting arrested, going to any school, etc., etc.!

Hillary's (Clinton) mad at Donald (Trump) for paying little or no taxes for years. He's never been in government to make those IRS laws. Wonder who's been in government for 40 years who probably voted on some of those tax laws?

If you can't walk a few feet to get to a bus for the (Johnny) Appleseed Festival, what were you going to do once you got there? Stand in one spot?

The difference in Democrats and Republicans: None, they just (waste) spend our tax money on different honey-do projects and as little on the taxpayer as possible.

What's the difference between death from an abortion (Democrats), and death from soldiers at war (Republicans)?

The Hilly Hundred bicycle tour in Bloomington should have live coverage on our TV stations. It's one of our state's biggest events, drawing participants from many states.

(Indiana Gov. Mike) Pence during the (vice presidential) debate said that Fort Wayne,Ind., is struggling. This man is an idiot. Fort Wayne is booming, and he is not smart enough to see that we can do this without him.

An unborn baby's life is just as valuable as that of 6- or 7-year-old. If we allow a mother to kill her own child in the womb, how can we tell another mother that smothering her children to death is wrong? 

If you think that John Gregg who is pro-worker, pro-refugee, pro-LGBT, pro-gay marriage, anti right-to-work for less is running on a Republican platform, what planet are you from? Name one Republican who is as progressive as Gregg is. You can't, because they aren't, especially Holcomb. You should not be allowed to vote since you are so uninformed.

All these (Donald) Trump haters and their sophomoric insults. Yet they support Hillary (Clinton) and (President) Obama! Lies, fraud, the fomenting of racism, the war on cops, failed policies (foreign, economic and immigration), and on and on.

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