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The Rant for Aug. 31, 2016

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Wednesday, August 31, 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.

Aren't we lucky to have the millionaires (Hillary) Clinton and (Evan) Bayh fighting for us? They know exactly how life is for us.

The $400 million that President Obama paid to the Iranians for the release of the hostages was not a ransom. It was for shipping and handling charges.

What an idiot decision to detour Indiana 1 traffic down Winters Road, which is not designed for semitractors. Hope that the county will monitor any damage caused by the increased usage. Using Ferguson Road would have made much more sense.

Am I the only driver that knows what those big white lines mean at intersections? When you have your vehicle way out beyond those lines, it makes it hard for buses and other vehicles to get around you.

Taking a cruise out of Miami and worried about Zika? Just thank the Republicans in Congress, who failed to fund the Zika eradication project. Now Congress is still on vacation while your vacation plans might be on hold. Keep voting for people who only care about themselves, and this type of inaction will never cease.

How perfect it was to see (Donald) Trump and (Mike) Pence unloading a semi of Play-Doh for the flood victims in Louisiana. The Republicans keep trying to shape Trump into something he's not, a Presidential Candidate, but they just can't seem to get it right. Oh, well, just mash it all together, and try again next week.

America doesn't need to be great again. We are already the greatest country in the world. Travel outside the U.S., which most (Donald) Trump supporters have never done, and you will see that everyone from around the world wants to be part of the American way of life. America keeps them hopeful and offers the best chance of a good life. Trump and his ... supporters want to deny this to good people.

If Indiana Republicans vote for (Donald) Trump, we are going to show the rest of the country, and especially businesses who are thinking about opening companies in our state, exactly who we are. We are anti-black, anti-immigrants, anti-gay, anti-disabled people. All we are is a bunch of redneck whites who don't tolerate anyone who doesn't look like us.

You want some bang for the buck with the Legacy funds? Pay off the Padres and get the Tin Caps a Midwest affiliation. Who cares about San Diego? How about the Cubs, Reds, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers or Pirates. Why have an affiliation with a team that is ... (about 2,200) miles and three time zones away? I never see anyone wearing a Padres hat in Fort Wayne.

Slavery, segregation, Klu Klux Klan, lynchings, Jim Crow, all brought to you by the Democrats! And they were dragged kicking and screaming to support the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts of the 1960s.

My girlfriend has great legs, looks good in a short skirt and knows nothing about politics. She ... (could get) a job offer from Fox (News) as a political commentator.

I agree with (Donald) Trump on one thing: First day in office, drop four nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on Bashar Assad. Russia will fire four or five at us, and we will do the same. I can live without New York, Chicago, L.A. or Houston, and especially Washington, D.C. Get it over, and stop the killing in one fell swoop.

If all of the African Americans who have ever gone to a (Donald) Trump rally would vote for him, then he would get (about) 12 votes. We will not be fooled by this bigot who promises the world but can't say how he will help us. More talk from a white man who has no idea how we live every day. The only African Americans in the Trump tower are the help.

Did you watch any of the woMEN's track and field at the Olympics? If you did, how can you still believe that nature doesn't make mistakes in gender?

(Fort Wayne) City Council protected the two ... school corporations, NACS (Northwest Allen County Schools) and SACS (Southwest Allen County Schools) by killing the (north) annexation. Let's see if they protect FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) by voting down a repeal of the equipment tax that will cost FWCS $10 million. (Councilman Jason) Arp gets big donations from the area that was not annexed. Now he wants to stick it to FWCS students and teachers.

As a society, if we don't take care of the children — black, white, red or brown — then we have failed. Stop all of the rhetoric and get our act together. Children need the adults in the room to help them and nurture them. It's time to come together Republicans, Democrats and Independents and save our children. That is what a civilized society does. Stop the hate.

Why can't you negative naysayers get it in your heads. If downtown dies, so does the rest of Allen County. We would be just like Gary or Detroit. At least Detroit is coming back because they understand the value of a vibrant downtown, and they don't listen to their naysayers. If you don't like the direction we are going, please leave and don't let the door hit ya ... .

This is the most blatant, the most obvious, the most despicable of all the other falsehoods. President Obama swore there was no ransom paid, but government released documentation revealed that the hostages could not leave until money owed on an ancient debt arrived in an unmarked plane. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, etc., etc.

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. ... So why do Republicans even consider laws like this? Who are they representing? Who would be in favor of this law?

To the ranter defending (former President) Bush: Before Bush, we had (Saddam) Hussein in Iraq, (Muammar) Gaddafi in Libya and (Bashar) al-Assad in Syria. Sure they were and are evil, but they had their countries under control. Bush poked the bear, and the Middle East blew up and cost the lives of 5,000 U.S. troops and the wounding of over 30,000 at a cost of $5 trillion.

Polls are taken more seriously than they deserve. For the past 75 years, they have been used to create or foster the person or position they favor. Polls are inherently partisan.

The three biggest mistakes you could ever make: Asking her to marry you because you have lived together for three years. Having a baby because that will make your marriage better. Becoming (Donald) Trump's running mate. Pence is toast, and, in the other scenario's, listen to your parents.

I see that ... (a letter to the editor) writer is still fighting a war with the Muslims. Let it go. These are American citizens that you want deported. How can your heart be filled with such hate when you talk about prayer. I pray that some day you will grow up and learn to accept all people, not just the ones of your faith.

A letter writer keeps writing that all Muslims are about hate. You are the one that is filled with hate, mister.

The Legacy Fund was set up by a smart Democratic mayor. Most of the kids on (Fort Wayne) City Council weren't even born when Ivan (Lebamoff) had the smarts to wrestle some money out of I&M. Those of us who were around when the fund was started want the money that was promised to us if we waited 20 years, (and) spent now so we can enjoy it. Not to be doled out by a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears kids who think that it belongs to them. Start spending, and "Make Fort Wayne Great Again."

Republicans have a very short memory. Halliburton made billions when (Dick) Cheney was vice president because of favorable items he threw their way. It has always been pay-to-play since (Ronald) Reagan was president.

Read Hitler's "Make Germany Strong Again" speech. I will get everyone a job, I will stop other races from coming to Germany and spoiling our gene pool. I will stop paying other countries. Everyone will have plenty of food, I will stop crime. Sound familiar?

The Obama administration treats the veterans terrible, but they give Iran ... (hundreds of millions) of dollars that could be used for the people of this country. It's unconscionable. They are robbing us.

Hillary Clinton is more corrupt than Richard Nixon was.

The internment camps in the U.S. were built for security.

Indiana 1 from the Allen-DeKalb County line to St. Joe still is not paved. Why?

Have you seen how the Democrats are allowing the illegal immigrants and the refugees to take Social Security (after reaching retirement age and working for at least 10 years)? No wonder we haven't gotten a raise for two years and the raises we did get amounted to nothing, when prices went up.

How can decent and honorable men like our local Democratic leaders support a liar and a crook for president?

Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of election laws. Stephen Bannon, the chief executive of Trump’s election campaign, has an active voter registration at the house in Miami-Dade County, Fla., which is vacant and due to be demolished to make way for a new development.

It's time Donald (Trump) supporters admitted that the only reason they ever supported him was because he promised them a wall. The fact that the wall will never be built appears to be irrelevent at this point.

GOP donor Sheldon Adelson ... , wants a handout for a new stadium, $750 million dollars ... (in Las Vegas). I think he should stand out on the Vegas strip and panhandle for the $750 million. Welfare for the rich, white guy.

A study of 2,068 alleged election-fraud cases in 50 states between 2000 and 2012 found the level of fraud was infinitesimal compared with the 146 million voters registered over the 12-year period. The analysis found only 10 cases of voter impersonation, the only kind of fraud that could be prevented by voter ID at the polls. So tell me again why Republicans insist on voter ID laws.

Since Walmart doesn't help or support the community for Christmas, I haven't shopped there all year. Don't even miss it!

Many Republicans in Congress have children with a serious medical condition, yet they want to get rid of the ACA (Affordable Care Act). Why? Because they have voted themselves the best medical care that our money can buy. And it's good for a lifetime. The rest of us will go bankrupt caring for our children without the ACA. May those members who don't care about us or my son rot in hell. You are the lowest of the low.

Heaven help us if Rep. Bob (I hate Girl Scouts) Morris runs for mayor. We will have four more years of a Democratic mayor. I am Republican, but will take (current Mayor Tom) Henry over Morris in a heartbeat. (Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve) Shine better never let that happen when there are so many better candidates. And my first choice is not that whippersnapper (Russ) Jehl.

Contributors mention (Donald) Trump and (Vladimir) Putin, however, it was (President) Obama on open mic to ... (then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev), ... ("After my election, I have more flexibility"). ... Now Russia aligned with Iran, go figure, eh! Now the Iranian have money to buy more uranium.

The "white power" letter writers from Warren, Leo, Decatur and Fort Wayne finally have their man, Donald Trump. They believe in Trump's mantra of "Make America White Again." Their letters always show their bigotry against anyone who isn't white. If Trump loses, and he will, their new motto will be "Make America Hate Again," at least in their eyes.

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