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The Rant for Sept. 7, 2016

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Tuesday, September 06, 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. If Mayor (Tom) Henry runs for a fourth term and wins, we will sell our house and move out of this tax-gouging city. I have already lost my business do to his taxes. 

If (Donald) Trump wins and gets his way, (former President Ronald) Reagan would look at him and say, "Mr. Trump, tear down this wall."

First "W" Bush gave Indiana Mitch ... Daniels. Then Daniels gave us Mike "The Putz" Pence. Now Pence is trying to give us Eric "Hokey" Holcomb.

If anyone does not think presidential elections can be fixed, rigged or manipulated, just look at the 2000 election.

Is anyone else tired of out of state people, politicians, organizations and PACs telling us how to vote in our Indiana state elections?

Things I learned on the internet (so must be true): 9/11 was an inside job, the Earth is only 6,000 years old, and Noah had dino's on the ark (wonder what they fed the T-rex). People choose to be gay. The massacre at Sandy Hook didn't happen, the first-responders and cops all lied. Jade Helm was not training for the National Guard, it was really to institute martial law. I got more.

A report from our insurance company showed the total amount billed for medical and hospital claims in 2015. $170,500 was billed. $28,700 was approved. Of this, the plan paid $23,800. Probably the first number will be vilified as the high cost of health care, but is it? Could your business survive if you were paid ... (14) percent of what you billed?

Why are you in favor of lifetime politicians who have ruined our country? No one should be in Washington for more that two 6-year terms and the president for only one six-year term.

So Hillary and Bill (Clinton) were dead broke when they left the White House. They obviously don't know how to manage money. They received ... ($1.6 million) in salary and $400,000 in expense account during eight years. Don't think they should be in charge of our tax money!

Kellyanne Conway, the new plastic face of Donald Trump's campaign.

Evan Bayh is an (President) Obama "yes" man and has been an overpaid lobbyist since he resigned from the (U.S.) Senate. He was put in at the last minute when the Democrats realized their man Baron Hill was not doing well. They switched their candidate after Indiana residents voted in May. Seems a little crooked to me!

Good old Social Security. Just found out they don't recognize powers of attorney when dealing with elderly? Be aware of that if you are getting to the point with parents and need to be POA (power of attorney) to pay bills They got nasty with us about it!

So Canterbury's headmaster would make FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) outstanding. Let's compare the following: Enrollment, median family income, single versus two-parent (households). English spoken at home, physically disabled, learning disabled, behavior problems. No contest. Here's to you, Mrs. (FWCS Superintendent Wendy) Robinson.

I do believe Hillary (Clinton) was not legally allowed to do Clinton Foundation work while she was employed by the U.S. government as secretary of state. It's against government rules to have another job. Oh, but that rule is for other people!

I am getting tired of candidates running and touting their past military service as if this makes them the best choice.

On Aug. 22, ...  the News-Sentinel stated "Holcomb's campaign has yet to air TV ads." That may be so, but a lot of negative campaign ads supporting him have been airing by PAC funds, a lot of them from out of state.

Jeers to the person who sold the mind-boggling idea for parking at the Fort Wayne Airshow to the people in charge. I will not be attending due to this illogical plan.

Hey (shopping) cart users: How about pushing the similar carts together in the corral instead of just shoving it in any ol' way? And you wonder why there is no room for more carts and, they are in the lot doing damage to cars? A little consideration and common sense would be very helpful!

Imagine the thousands who came to the last (Fort Wayne) Air Show fighting over the few (parking) spaces downtown and waiting for a shuttle to the airport! We won't be going this year. Don't let the city inflate its downtown success numbers by forcing you to go there for events on the edge of the city!

To all of the white political candidates and the white, blonde talking heads. You have no idea what it is like to be black. That is just a bunch of bull. If you lived the life I lived the last 70 years, you would have buckled under and given up. I served our country and worked harder than any white person had to to get a job, raise a family and find a nice place to live. Stop with your opinions on what it is to be black. You have no idea.

We have to build the wall between our great country and Mexico. A strong, solid wall. We can do this, and we can keep them out!

So Bruce Springsteen sells out two shows, both for over 55,000 seats, and on the internet there are actually people calling him names and saying he's washed up, etc. What in the world would make somebody hate on the Boss. Bet none of these people have ever even been to one of his shows. Well, I've seen five and never been disappointed. Guess haters gonna hate.

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