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The Rant for Sept. 28, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 09:01 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. It is telling that (Donald) Trump blasts and criticizes smart, intelligent, experienced people, like Colin Powell, and in the next breath extols the virtues of the most corrupt leader in the world today, Vladimir Putin.

My neighborhood won't do anything about doggie-doo left on the roads and yards, but they can complain about how and where I park my car on my own property!

Pence looks like a bobblehead when he speaks — always shaking his head sideways when he answers a question. 

Recent knife attacks could be lessened if knife registration and control of who owns them would be instituted.

 Get control of immigration now! Our country was great before we started to let all of these other people in. We don't know who they are or what they have planned.

If Barack Obama was born in America, and Donald Trump agrees that he was, then Obama's judgement must make him the worse president the USA has ever had. No American in their right mind would hand over $1.7 billion dollars to the worse state-sponsored terrorist, Iran, in cold cash. 

Ban guns.

I love how you can wave a Confederate flag and claim freedom of speech but Colin Kaepernick can't take a knee? That flag was rebellious if not treasonous to the U.S., but is still protected. Conservative hypocrisy.

I've found two ways to deal with a bully during my long life. Either punch them right in the kisser or sleep with their wife or girlfriend. Either way you win, he loses.

If I stretched the truth like Todd Young does, then I was in the Army. It was the (rock group) KISS Army, but an army nonetheless.

Help me understand … Trump has his own personal security, just as Clintons’ have theirs. Yes, the nominees are afforded Secret Service protection because of the potential of their being president, but a daughter of a nominee gets Secret Service protection? Since when does a family member rate this service? I do not recall Chelsea Clinton having this protection.

Todd Young said years ago that the Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. By the definition I've seen, it is.

Tragedy always comes in threes. The Ice Road Truckers reality show star died in a plane crash. The Ax Men reality show star died in a traffic accident. I wonder what reality star will be the next to go? I can pick an orange-haired one that I could do without.

Three terrorist attacks in America in one day. That's probably something we will have to learn is our new normal, with Obama letting in 10,000 (Syrian) "refugees." Pray Clinton doesn't get elected, because she plans to let in many, many more!

I figured out how to tell if Donald Trump is lying. His lips are moving.

Councilman (Tom) Didier should keep his mouth shut when he talks about black players and the national anthem. A lot of black men fought in World War II, and, when they got home, they were led to the colored section to be discharged. Evidently, Didier knows what it's like to grow up as a poor black man. He speaks like he does. Open mouth, insert foot, Didier.

Big money has ruined the college football experience.

(Fort Wayne City Councilman Jason) Arp wants to drop the inventory tax. Great. My house is my inventory. Running a successful household is a business. I was taxed when I built my house. I should not be taxed on it every year, just the land it sits on. If I add to my inventory, i.e., build a room addition, I will pay taxes once on that. Sounds fair to me.

The failure of ITT (Technical Institute) falls squarely on the office of the Indiana Attorney General. Instead of suing the Obama administration for everything the right wingnuts did not like, he should have been looking in his own backyard at a company that was ripping off Indiana students. Once again, Republicans worked for big business while screwing the little guy.

Sports & Spirits Bar should have never been allowed to re-open. There are numerous complaints for ... (two other local bars). How many complaints does it take before a life is taken? These crime-inviting places are nothing but an inviting nuisance sitting on the backs of good neighborhoods. Owning a business comes with responsibility! If you are getting more than five complaints a month, the City of Fort Wayne needs to shut you down and take your liquor license.

A big thanks to all those who contributed to the coordination of the Fort Wayne Air Show. It was an awesome event. Originally, I thought having to go through security at Headwaters and bused to the event would be a nightmare. It actually turned out well organized. We arrived downtown at 10 a.m. and were at the air show by 11. We appreciated the security and the friendliness of everyone involved. Many food and beverage vendors. Sound system was excellent.

Isn't it curious that only hours after stating that "half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a basket of deplorables," Hillary Clinton comes down with a case of pneumonia. Perhaps there was a greater power at work there?

I don't know why other people hate because I only hate one thing: People who write nonsensical letters to the paper every day just to see their name in the paper. Those people need to get a life.

National news said six southern states would be affected by a pipeline break! So, Fort Wayne raised gas prices by 30 cents! It's nice living here in the South. Something should be investigated about the price gouging here.

I don't care if you vote for Trump. Why? Because I have no kids to be killed in a ground war in the Middle East. I have seven figures in the bank, so I don't care if the stock market crashes. And I am heavily armed, so I don't care about a race war. How are you prepared?

You did not lose your business because of Mayor (Tom) Henry. ... The tax rate is set by the Republican City Council. 

It's interesting that Democrat voters see all the flaws of the Republicans, and I realize there are quite a few, but they are completely blind that the Democrat party is not only worse, but far worse.

I read with interest the article in the Sept. 15 News-Sentinel  on filing for student loans for college students. Please be aware and very careful with the Sallie Mae lender. Make sure you talk to someone whose student used the Sallie Mae lender. 

When you say something, no amount of apology or "clarification" actually changes what was in your heart when you spoke. (Donald) Trump hates Mexicans, Muslims, the disabled, women, and men who are not white. If you can't see this because you hate Hillary Clinton, then you are no better a person than he is. Your rhetoric will pass the baton of hate to your children. You will not be able to stop it.

I always knew that the right-wing syndicated columnists were not very bright. They are not smart enough to know that if (Donald) Trump is elected, then they are out of a job. Who are they going to dog out? Trump? Then they are not really Republicans, they are just a bunch of whiners.

Allen County needs to keep up with the ever increasing population of violent offenders and build another jail. Those who commit serious injury, rape and death need to be locked up! The judicial system needs to do what is right for the victims and their families, and not lining their pocketbook!

If John Dillinger was still alive, he would not have to rob banks to get rich. He would just have to own one.

Indiana exports $34 billion per year. Under (Donald) Trump, that number could drop to $2 billion. Import-export supports 900,000 Indiana jobs. Under Trump, they could all be gone. Hope that yours isn't one of them, but you do have a choice when you vote. Do you vote for jobs or for standing in line at the food pantry?

Shocker! Indiana, controlled by Republicans, 20 other states controlled by Republicans and the national Chamber of Commerce are at it again. They filed a lawsuit to prevent companies from paying overtime pay to some salaried workers who put in 60-70 hours per week. Both groups are anti worker, but the lemmings just keep voting for them. Especially the uneducated lemmings. And you wonder why you are broke all of the time.

A former media personality has been arrested again for a DWI. Now that is shocking, not. She will get a good attorney, get a slap on the wrist and a $50 fine, just like a local police officer did. Our judicial system is a racket!

Saw a bumper sticker that says, "Life is tough but it's even tougher when your stupid." How true!

Just ate a handful of Skittles while watching my crazy neighbor and Trump supporter shoot squirrels out of the trees with his assault rifle. I'm not scared of the Skittles, but I am scared to death of my neighbor. He is a die-hard Trump supporter who flies the Confederate flag. Time to move to save my family.

So Hillary Clinton takes a few days off to memorize the answers to the debate questions given to her ahead of time — I mean to rest up for the big debate.

Laws are there for a reason, and the police and the courts need to uphold them! 

Hillary's (Clinton's) campaign slogan, "Stronger Together," captures the "spirit of the fasces" referred to by Jonah Goldberg in his "Liberal Fascism" (p. 296), viz., "Strength in Unity."

Tire Amnesty day for recycling old tires could be made easier. Got to have a filled-out form and pay. I thought this was all about saving the environment. This is why people just throw them in the regular trash.

Any Indiana politician who says that they made Indiana better because they created jobs is just wrong. The country came back from a recession because businesses and banks took the bull by the horns and saved America. They (politicians) were just along for the ride. When the national economy got better, what did (Gov. Mike) Pence give us — 10,000 $10-an-hour jobs. Wow!

Remember the good old days of the telephone when the only way a call was dropped was when the receiver slipped from your hand?

To the ranter who thinks that we should go to war with Russia, Iran and North Korea, then vote for (Donald) Trump and you will get your wish. Forget about anything for your kids and grandkids — they will all be dead along with the rest of the 7.4 billion residents of planet Earth. You are such a fool to want war. I myself would like to live. 

(Hillary) Clinton is calling to redouble our efforts to combat terrorism, but given the facts that most of the Clinton/Obama legacy is responsible for actually allowing terrorism to flourish both here and abroad, reveals how hollow that statement actually is. If it wasn't so tragic, her comment would be laughable. (Donald) Trump is the only candidate who wants to change the way we combat terrorism. Its time for a real change.

Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump's actions are facilitating recruitment to Muslim terrorists and thereby "giving aid and comfort to the enemy." She is finally identifying our enemy — radical Islamic terrorists.

DHS (Department of Homeland Security) gave citizenship to 858 bad folks who were to be deported. Can we use this as evidence that DHS cannot properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees that (Hillary) Clinton and (President) Obama want to bring to our country? Why do so many people still support Clinton and Obama? Don't think they know the meaning of national security, which is job No. 1 of the president.

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