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The Rant for April 19, 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 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.

What makes people ignore stops signs (like Bass Road and Beineke Road)? Maybe we need video cameras on them, since that is breaking the law.

(President) Trump launches missiles at Syria during dinner. Will he launch nukes at (North) Korea during dessert? Take away the big button from him now.

Looks like the Lima Road strip club is another Sport's & Spirits. It is a nuisance!

We'd like to welcome you to Fort Wayne's beautiful downtown, but with all of the streets blocked and torn up — you can't get there from here!

Mr. Trump, stop whining like a baby and blaming a past presidents' mistakes. You knew this and still wanted the job. So deal with it and do a better job. If you can.

I do my own repairs, don't ask out of town (ghost part-time) consultants for over-priced opinions. That's where much of the overrun in cost occurs. An honest contractor is worth more than six out of town consultants.

The problem with many Americans is they worry too much about their bank account and too little about their soul. Those who oppose national health care are equally no different than Bashar Assad. Allowing fellow Americans to suffer and die without health care is just as brutal.

Most people think that President Trump's decision to strike the ... (Syrian) airport and chemical weapons warehouse was a good idea, but now some members of the (U.S.) House and Senate want him to detail what he plans to do next. If these two bureaucratic assemblies were to do so privately it would not be that big of a deal, but we know they will want to play to their constituents and make everything public knowledge for the world to see before any further action is taken, thus alerting our enemies to the plans. What idiots.

Misguided people think that (President) Trump's son-in-law is a real down- to-earth person. Really? Who wears a suit and tie to a war zone. He looked like an idiot, and it shows he has no common sense.

What is (U.S. Rep. Jim) Banks smoking to even think about declaring war with Syria? Shame on everyone who voted for Bozo the Banks. Shame!

The new Aldi was a nice place. Too bad they didn't pick a better bigger parking lot — cars were being honked getting in or out of parking spots or even just trying to pass through to leave the area.

Helped a relative with the cutting of limbs over the neighbor's fence/yard. Whatever happened to neighbor helping neighbor? Guess it's easier to complain about others instead. Wonder why we live in communities having so many neighbors for?

A bartender in Fort Wayne recently kicked a professional wrestler out of his bar for swearing and calling him a name. From the news coverage, the wrestler had a legitimate complaint ... . Hasn't he (the bartender) heard the expression "the customer is always right"? Of course, we never hear profanity in bars, right?

I admit I'm new to Indiana, but I can't understand the fascination and the amount of airtime that female high school basketball teams get here. Can they play the game well, sure, but of course they will never be as good at that sport as the boys. Why not stick to volleyball?

I have always had great respect for motorcycles. I watch for them, I never follow them too close. But I am starting to lose my respect if you see 10 motorcycles, nine out of the 10 will be driving like they are crazy. I have seen them going over 65 mph on city streets and weaving in and out of traffic, even going between two cars when it is only a two-way street. Don't they care about their families waiting on them to return home. They need to respect the laws.

How is anyone surprised by the slap on the wrist for criminals who leave the scene of an accident or crash. Causing death or injury is a felony — the prosecutor's office views it differently due to their "plea deal hugging" antics.

The message concerning immigration coming out of the White House is very clear. Immigrants who go through our established legal process to become American citizens are always welcome. Those that sneak over the border, especially those with any other criminal records or behavior are not. The wise thing for any of the 11 million illegal immigrants already here would be to go back over the border and apply for legal citizenship, but of course they won't do that. Donald Trump and his administration are unlikely to change their stance on this issue. Ask yourself this, illegals — would you rather go voluntarily or suffer the indignity of eventually getting deported? You have no rights here until you are legal American citizens.

The tyrannical and paranoid leader of North Korea has threatened to use nuclear weapons against the USA if we try to interfere with his dictatorship in any way, including trying to stop his own development and use of nuclear weapons. Boeing, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, has developed a targeted Electro-Magnetic-Pulse weapon called CHAMP which could send his puny nation back to the stone age. If I was in president Trump's shoes, I would definitely consider using it before this nutcase follows through on his threat. Sooner or later, he will use his own arsenal against peaceful nations unless he's stopped.

I would rather fund Planned Parenthood than build a wall with Mexico. (U.S. Sen.) Todd Young is a moron, and I would love to hit him right in the face, to quote (President) Trump.

Come on people, lets bring a little common courtesy and common sense along when you're in our neighborhood stores. Keep your children from running around and yelling. Don't take up the whole aisle with your carts or your bodies if you stop to talk to someone instead of milling around like sheep. Make sure to leave room for other people to pass and to have access to the same items you are looking for. And always return your shopping cart to the cart corral instead of blocking a parking space. It's not hard to do, and anyone who refuses to heed these simple guidelines are just ignorant and lazy.

Fox's Bret Baer is the best nightly news broadcast on TV. His show is fair and balanced.

It doesn't matter how flashy the commercial, how sporty the look, how many driving modes it has or how well it does on mileage, your Asian import will never beat true American muscle and ingenuity. Keep buying your toy cars if that's what you want, just don't try to fool the rest of us that it's an American car, even if it's made in this country. The profits go back overseas, and they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Hey Republican ranter. Here is another from a Democrat: What has (President) Trump done? He has given the green light to pollute our water. He has said we should split up families. He has cost taxpayers $140,000 a day because his wife hates Washington. He has spent so far $30 million going to Florida (almost) every weekend. You and your president are fools.

Here it is the end of April, and we should be done with the white stuff, but there are still a few "snowflakes" around at Notre Dame who feel scared and frightened because Vice President (Mike) Pence is coming to make a speech. What an embarrassment for Hoosiers in general as this kind of exclusive, narrow-minded behavior at is normally demonstrated at liberal colleges on the coasts, not at a Catholic one here in Indiana. Students truly afraid to hear opposing ideas should go hide in their safe spaces and not attend.

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