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The Rant

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:51 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.

Thank goodness for the true American hero, Eric Snowden, for exposing … (President Obama) for the corrupt pig he is! He has emboldened our enemies and ostracized our allies. And that is just our foreign situation. America is screwed up thanks to this idiot! Impeach him now!

A local dentist offered $1 per pound for Halloween candy that costs $4 per pound, so kids would not eat it and have bad teeth. Then they are sending that candy to troops overseas so they can have bad teeth. Does this make any sense to you?

President Obama is now blaming the Obamacare insurance carriers for the exorbitant rates and high deductibles. Who would have guessed?

I am a straight man, and so I'm not attracted to other men. Those who say it's a choice, why not ask your gay friends and family if they can really choose differently.

I dare (Fort Wayne City Councilmen Russ) Jehl and (Mitch) Harper to take a trip to Denver and to know where they are going downtown without signs telling them where to go.

Why do you want to treat Fort Wayne as a backwater city? Please move to another city so you can ruin their downtown revitalization instead of ours.

I am a member of the Fort Wayne Young Republicans. I want to tell Mr. (Mitch) Harper that his supporters are all in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Why do you want to hold us young people back? Your supporters will all be dead in 20 years. Where will you be then? Out of office.

The only way to stop violence in the inner city is for the parents in the inner city to stop having children they cannot care for and step up and be a parent to the ones they have. Know where your children are, set a curfew, know their friends, teach them rules and respect when they are young, be present and a good example yourself.

Teaching kids right from wrong is the only way to control violence. How do you think these kids grow up to be bullies and shoot people? Their parents did not do their job.

You gotta hand it to the city of Fort Wayne for being so creative in their finances. Hydrant fees, garbage fees that go up again, a fee for this and a fee for that. Sounds like the airlines (blankets, pillows and peanuts). And an increase in taxes to boot.

In the past, I have not been a supporter of (Fort Wayne City) Councilman (John) Crawford's views for the most part, but after reading his statement on violent crime in the southeast part of the city during (Oct. 29's) special council meeting, I must give him his due praise for not being afraid to state in public what so many of our local and national politicians and community leaders refuse to do.

He correctly points out that the dysfunctional family structure is the underlying cause that perpetuates the “thug mentality” in so many of today's black youth.

I guess the president finally read his signature law to find out what was in it.

If you screw up at work, are you held accountable? Then why are sporting officials not held to that same standard? Their mistakes cost millions of dollars across the nation. Don't believe me. See what a BCS bowl game pays. Why are some plays not reviewable? I don't get it.

To all of you who are going to crash during our first snowfall, and you know who you are, you will feel really dumb. Especially if your car is on TV. Slow down, leave early and remember — no matter how many wheel-drive your vehicle has, ice is slippery.

No one likes the time change in the spring or fall. It messes up everything. Even our own bodies are on a clock, and it causes people jet lag and they lose sleep and relaxation time and many other things.

If you sign up at a social services agency for an event but no one provides you with transportation, how are you to get there? This happens too often.

Fort Wayne persons could save a lot of money on fertilizer if they would mulch their leaves instead of having personnel haul (away) their leaves, and maybe pay less in taxes.

Smokers, listen up: Your clothes smell, your vehicle smells, your children's clothes smell. Now, want to talk health issues?

I work in HR (Human Resources) for a corporation in Fort Wayne. When I interview people for a job opening and they start every sentence with “I mean” or every third word is “like,” they don't get a second interview. Sloppy English means sloppy work.

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