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The Rant

Wednesday, July 31, 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.

Why is it always the city's fault when homeowners don't like when something is done? FYI, the city didn't remove the trees along Old Trail Road. It was NIPSCO. The trees were directly over their gas line. If you live there, you would have known.

So, another increase in taxes, courtesy of some of our councilmen. I know who you are and will be campaigning against all of you in the next election.

Mothers of Fort Wayne with small, pesky, noisy and rude children (could also apply to the mothers in this case): Try watching your kids and maintaining a sense of common courtesy for those around you by holding onto the rug rats. Not everyone wants to trip over, listen to or be part of your lives.

Read about all of America needing God's forgiveness for our disobeying his laws and teachings. I do not believe I have and, if I have, I personally will take it up with the man my way, in my own time — not because someone else sets a time limit for me!

So, now in the name of academic freedom, we're supposed to allow our children to be taught lies about history? Actually, I think they already are.

Two people died of gunshot wounds to the head and then their house set on fire. … All of the unsolved homicides in our city affect all of us. This is my city, your city. Let's clean it up and protest all of the gang activity — something that could have a positive effect!

Wish everyone would get upset about all the black on black violence in our neighborhood.

I live in the West Central neighborhood, and I am so ticked off at … employees — doctors, nurses and everyone else … — driving the wrong way on West Berry Street just so they don't have to drive an extra block to get into their parking lot! And the ones who don't park in the lot park on the street so they can smoke their cigarettes — taking up residents' parking spaces.

Detroit had to declare bankruptcy (in part) because its leaders promised citizens more than it could afford, leaving it billions in debt. Sounds like the federal government's promises that have left future generations with (nearly) $17 trillion in debt, and we still keep believing the politicians and not demanding better.

To the whiner who constantly complains about his neighbor's fireworks: Get a grip. I am 81 years old, and I love every boom and bang. One of these days, when you are no longer on this earth, you will have plenty of silence. I'm running out of time, and I plan on enjoying all the earthly noise I can get. God bless my neighbors who entertain me with fireworks.

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