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The Rant for Aug. 24, 2016

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 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.

(Donald) Trump ... will start World War III, and it will last all of 60 minutes and the world will be a smoking ball of ash. Yikes!

Why don't the Russians hack (Donald) Trump's accounting firm and release his tax returns. Because crazy (Russian Leader Vladimir) Putin loves crazy Trump. Together they can destroy the world.

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Democrats and socialists will reign for a long, long time, until the second civil war.

Why is it so cool among some people to resist arrest? Is it that easy to get away and never get caught?

I wanted to watch commercials on NBC, and it kept getting interrupted by the Olympics.

The Clintons income doesn't exactly put them in the middle-income bracket. Since they allegedly hate the "rich," I guess they hate themselves. Kind of makes you wonder about their concern for the poor.

To the rude woman driving the black SUV in the Northwood shopping center: If you had paid attention while backing up, you would have been able to see there were no pedestrians behind you. So honking your horn and holding up traffic so you could flip your middle finger up was very immature for a middle-aged woman!

Trump = 10 Million Uneducated Moronic People.

It is amazing when Trump exposes the truth during his interviews and speeches how fast the progressive ... Republicans, Democrats and media come out of the woodwork against him. It's like a flashlight shining on cockroaches at night.

(U.S. Rep. Marlin) Stutzman and (U.S. Sen. Dan) Coats would endorse Son of Sam if he was a Republican. Glad to get those two losers out of office. And (Gov. Mike) Pence gone is icing on the cake.

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's oldest daughter to Donald Trump: "I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the president, the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about 'Second Amendment people' was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, 'Lock her up!' at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying."

No one in their right mind would believe that God created humankind and then let them inflict unspeakable carnage on others. The human race has been killing each other since the dawn of man, and there is no end in sight. Maybe next time he/she will get it right, but this creation of humans is a huge failure.

To the ranter who blamed the Bush administration for the death spiral in the Mideast: Read your history books and the Bible. Where were you in 1967, again read your books and study the mideast. It has been a hotbed since the beginning. I was there in 1967 and saw people dying. Who was president? LBJ. I don't think (Richard) Nixon started it.

Remember the wild media outcry when Hillary (Clinton) was running against (then-Sen. Barack) Obama in 2008 and said she was staying in the race because ... (implying) someone might assassinate Obama. ... You don't? Oh, that's right, she's a Democrat, so they didn't make a big deal about it.

Many health insurers are asking for premium increases of over 20 percent for next year. Looks like it's time to rename it Obama Scare.

If (Donald) Trump wins, he will someday call Putin an ..., and before he can tweet and say he was just joking, the missiles will be out of the silos and mankind with end with fire and brimstone.

Dan Coats on Ted Cruz: “He’s the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar I’ve ever seen — and you can quote me on that.” Ted Cruz, the only person with lower approval ratings than the U.S. Congress.

Fox (News) fair and balanced? Really? It's fair if you're a right-wing nut. And balanced? It's like a teeter-totter with a fat kid on one end who never lets the other kid play.

I contacted my (Fort Wayne City) Councilperson (Russ) Jehl about having the board of health post inspection grades in front of every restaurant in Fort Wayne. Still haven't heard back. If he doesn't care that he is eating insect parts and mouse poop, then he doesn't care that you are eating the same thing.

Remember Pres. (Jimmy) Carter. He boycotted the Olympics because the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. He had no right to tell the athletes, who trained for the gold medal, that they couldn't go. (Donald) Trump wants to isolate us from the rest of the world. Same crap that Carter preached. We are great when we engage with other countries instead of shutting our doors.

Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. He has too much to hide.

If the superintendent of the FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) was replaced by the retiring headmaster of Canterbury School, we would soon have the most outstanding academic public school performance in the nation.

(Donald) Trump loves the limelight. When he loses — and he will get trounced — he won't stop. ... Republicans created this monster, and there is no off switch. Watch how much states have to spend on lawsuits and recounts. What were you thinking?

For the first time in my life, I will be "writing in" my vote for president. I love the fact that (Donald) Trump is trolling the entire Republican party and the nation, and that he did Indiana a huge favor by negating one of the worst governors we have ever had (Bless you for this, Mr. Trump), but HRC (Hillary Rodham Clinton) outright stole the Democratic primary, and that I won't forgive.

If your child was hurt, you would go to a doctor. If your child has a mental health issue, you go to a counselor. Why would you go to the school if your child was attacked at school? Go to the police — they are the ones properly trained to handle these situations, not the "wanna-be help" at the schools.

People go to (Donald) Trump rallies because he is a curiosity, just like the bearded lady or two-headed calf of the traveling shows from the past.

A car in a local auction only has 100 miles on it . Says it was never driven. I guess that it was pushed for those 100 miles.

Oh, no! Two to 3 inches of rain forecast for (recent) Saturday. Sunny and hot all day. No rain to be had. That's a wasted college education ... .

I'm not against small businesses, but the city spending $61,000 to renovate a kitchen for a new restaurant is not money well spent. That $61,000 could pave my street that is cratered like the surface of the moon. I guess that City Council or County Council signed off on this expenditure. Want to start a business? Just have friends in government. They have unlimited money.

Saw the interview that (Mike) Huckabee did with (Donald) Trump. My 8-year-old could have hit his softball question out of the park. Trump couldn't even hit a single.

Trump wants to make America great again. Has he been watching the Olympics? We are kicking butt. We are already great and will always be great.

Three lies: Don't swim for 30 minutes after eating. Butter and eggs are bad for you. I will build a wall, and Mexico will pay for it. Don't be fooled again.

Politicians tried to discredit Indiana teachers to grab the school funds for political reasons. It failed ... . But they wanted to fund their friends' charter schools. Sorry, Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence, try again to fleece the public!

Station ID/time and temps shown during early a.m. local news breaks and evenings. How many meteorologists does it take to correctly show the temps with what was being said? All last winter, it only took three meteorologists. Some others were as much as 9 degrees different from what was stated and shown.

If black lives matter so much, what about the disproportionate number of black babies that are aborted?

All the pundits, the ancient Republican politicians and advisers feel they know what (Donald) Trump (who beat out the candidates they sponsored) should do and want to give him their expert advice. They didn't do very well in the last two presidential elections. Why should he listen to them now? The press is misrepresenting the present status to make him look bad.

To reduce the excessive gun violence by law enforcement, perhaps we should do as Sheriff Andy Taylor ("Andy Griffith Show") did and issue each deputy only one bullet, preferably to be carried in their shirt pocket.

Gabby Douglas was chastised for notably not covering her heart during the American anthem. But (Donald) Trump wasn’t even given a byline of doing the same thing on stage at the beginning of debates with the other candidates. ... (Dec. 15, 2015) CNN Republican presidential debate held in Las Vegas. Where is there equal justice?

Anti-career politician (Todd) Young, who really is one, is bringing the biggest career politician from the biggest career politician family for a fundraiser. That's right! Ex-President George W. Bush is going to stump for Young. Young must be shaking in his combat boots, that he never used, now that (Evan) Bayh is in the race and Young will be looking for a new job.

Anybody seen any TV coverage of any Olympic shooting sports? I'll bet we'll have great coverage of skateboarding at the 2020 games.

To the casual observer, it looks like the money (Donald) Trump got from the Russians was in the form of loans to be paid back. Whereas the money the Clintons got was for what? Influence, uranium ore, or who knows what?

The Clintons release their personal tax return. What about the Clinton Foundation finances? That's where most of the foreign money comes into the country.

The Democrats aren't smart enough to recognize the real threats to our country, and therefore they have become one themselves.

(Donald) Trump is the blowhard, but he brings a refreshing breeze to the political arena. He gets his tongue in gear before his brain is fully engaged, but says some things that deserve careful consideration. He doesn't just pander to any block of voters that could be bought by mentioning their cause, whether that cause is good for the country or not. We need more politicians who care about the country, not just the next election.

Fort Wayne has received many awards in the past. This summer I suggest the Trashiest. Everywhere you look, there is litter. How about getting work release or those needing community service to help pick up the litter? It certainly would help create a better impression of our city.

A young man gets killed. He went to the police six times about being harassed — they did nothing for him. Now he's dead. Someone should look into this.

To the ranter who can't get over how (Hillary) Clinton dresses. Get a life. If that's what you base your vote on, you are one big idiot.

The Democrats are still doing the Blame Game. Joe Biden is blaming Donald Trump for the mess in this country. Look who messed this country and the Middle East up. It was President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Just ask the military who served in Benghazi.

It's too bad Bill Clinton said the American people are too stupid to understand the problem with Hillary's emails. Corruption at the highest level. I would also like to know what she promised Wall Steet in her speeches.

Two things I read today were your guest column in which the guest described how horrible Hillary Clinton is, and an article about Cokie Roberts having said Donald Trump supporters are morally tainted. ... Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo. Who's being more truthful. I think I'll go to Cokie's corner.

So Hillary (Clinton) wants us to believe that in her four years as secretary of state, she never received or sent even one classified e-mail! That's a load of BS!

Man-made climate change is not a myth. But a (Donald) Trump supporter with a brain is.

I'm tired of old people complaining about welfare. You are on welfare. Medicare pays your bills. Don't say you pay for it: $109 a month doesn't cover your costs. And if you retired at 65 and you are now 75-80, you have sucked out almost a quarter of a million dollars from Social Security. Far more than you ever paid into it. Hypocrites.

Good news to hear that the Fort Wayne Police are going to start enforcing the curfew law for minors, a law that has been on the books and not enforced for over 12 years! Now, if only our police officers could start enforcing traffic laws, like running red lights, texting while driving, drunk driving!

Besides the horrible driving infrastructure of this city with no freeway access to downtown, the walking and biking infrastructure also sucks! Why do we not have sidewalks on our major north-south/east-west thoroughfares — Coliseum, Stellhorn, Clinton, Jefferson, Washington?

Cyclist: I have no problem sharing the road with you, especially since I know the City of Fort Wayne has not given you fancy trails or sidewalks (or even a paved shoulder) like they have everywhere else in the city. But please remember to share the road with us drivers, too. Please ride single-file and obey the traffic signals.

Do those who think they are a woman trapped in a man's body perhaps visualize themselves in a long silk dress wearing lipstick and high heeled shoes. Perhaps they should meditate on real women working for their families from dawn to dusk, mediating differences between quarreling children and tucking them in at night. I don't think they see themselves in this crucial role.

Is the U.S. so broke that we have to tax the Olympic athletes on the medals and prize money that they win? (Donald) Trump wants my vote. He can have it if he pays the taxes from all of the athletes who performed for the U.S. How wrong is it to tax these, mostly kids, for bringing glory to the U.S. of A. We have our priorities wrong. They should be honored, not taxed.

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