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The Rant for July 12, 2017

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Wednesday, July 12, 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.

This (Indiana) fireworks law had to have been passed by idiots. My neighborhood sounds like a war zone.

Hey people of this fine city, remember (at the) next election (Fort Wayne City Councilman Dr.) John Crawford has to go. Let's put him out to pasture where he belongs.

The idiots who support (President) Trump's war with the media miss the point. He is the president of the free world. He is the most powerful 5-year-old in the world. When he has a twitter tantrum, he needs (to be) spanked on the butt and sent to a chair in the corner for a timeout.

Mass destruction of all those beautiful trees on Lower Huntington Road and Lafayette Center Road. Shame!

Losing crops due to the rains? Nope! We are losing fields and farmlands to even more (housing) additions. Yuck! No wonder nothing is being planted in our area.

Hurrah! The Republicans are finally going to get us those "Death Panels" they talked of so much several years ago. Now we won't have to worry about taking care of the sick, the lame, the indigent or Grandma in the nursing home anymore when we give the Medicaid money to the wealthy in tax cuts.

(Vice President Mike) Pence's Election Integrity Commission wants all of our voter registration information. Storing it all on one government database will just make it easier for Russia and other hackers to access it. Also, how do we know whether this data will be misused by the government against us. Resist this intrusion by whatever means necessary.

When I was growing up, if a person is innocent of any wrongdoing and has told the “truth,” there would not have to be legal counsel. (President) Trump, (Vice President) Pence, (Jared) Kushner, (Michael) Flynn and (U.S. Attorney General Jeff) Sessions all have retained expensive lawyers. H-m-m-m-m. ... Makes you wonder if they are not telling the “truth” or are guilty.

I have thought and said for many years the Congress should be housed in dorms. Like college, a home away from home. Positives are secure area, secure transportation (buses, no limos) maintained by federal employees (increase of jobs) forced to “reach across the hallway (aisle)”, (not segmented by party or seniority) and affordable. I do not mean two- or three- or four-bedrooms, but comfortable to house the individual. Congress members are there to serve the pleasure of the people, not live beyond their means and be possible targets for graft. It goes without mention that said building would be built by other than a Trump or family business, or member of Congress and their families. The initial purchase of land and construction would seem expensive, but the long view would be very cost efficient. So the $2,500 stipend is a moot point.

Thank you to the ranter who said they did not have a president for eight years. It is now eight years and five months without a president. You proved my point. We don't need a president. We need a Congress made up of citizens, not career politicians. People who shop at Kroger and Target and Walmart and are willing to serve one six-year term and then go home. Politics is all about the money and not about the people. The revolution is coming, and it will be supported by people of both parties.

Are there others, other than myself, who think this guy, (President) Trump, is delusional? Having done nothing but cause controversy in our country and the world, is a habitual liar and he “thinks” he has done a “great” job. In office for less than five months, and he is holding a re-election fundraiser with tickets starting at $35,000 per person — $100,000 per person to sit at the host committee table. The icing on the cake: Wait for it, wait for it, it’s at his hotel!

Republicans want to unify the Korean peninsula. North Koreans have been taught since birth to kill Americans. If unification happens, how are you going to keep 25 million America haters from doing terrorists act to Americans around the world? Don't Republicans ever think before they throw out insane ideas? You don't need to answer that question, it was rhetorical.

(President) Trump tweets badly about a news anchor's facelift ... . The guy is a psycho, and his supporters are just brain-dead doorstoppers.

Since (Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah) Huckabee (Sanders) thinks it's alright for a president to personally continue to attack women, then I will join in (attacking her looks). ... Wonder how hearing that would make her feel? She probably feels nothing since she defended Trump and said he has every right to speak the way he does.

To all of the ... women who voted for (President) Trump: ... Heck of a role model for your kids, but, hey, you voted for a disgusting pig and this is what you get.

Charity begins at home. Don't need liberal do-gooders using my money and "space." Why is this my problem? Most of Burmese came here to escape bad conditions; now freedom is in their countries. Move back, (because it) is safe now. Can't believe (they) have set up all these roots in such a short period of time. And why would you move to a winter state when you have such luxurious climate. Oh, the benefits, at my expense.

No one, and I mean no one who has just graduated from college, decides not to live in Fort Wayne because of the taxes. That is a lie. College graduates look for jobs, housing and commute times. They never ask about the tax rate. How do I know this? Because I am a headhunter for a local nationwide company. It is affordability divided by income. Taxes don't even equate to a 24-year-old. Quit making false statements. Fort Wayne is one of the most affordable cities to live in. That's why I can bring in employees from both coasts and all areas in between. You need facts, not conjecture, when you have no knowledge of the subject matter.

El Trumpo (President Trump) complains that the media are too tough on him, even though he propagated the birther movement against (former President) Obama. ... Republicans who still believe in Trump do not believe in America. I dare them to read the Republican platform and then say that El Trumpo is a Republican. El Chapo is better than El Trumpo.

The TinCaps need to send (Manager Anthony) Contreras packing. They are loaded with talent and short on leadership. Second year maybe with no playoffs. Unacceptable. I'll spend my money elsewhere.

Who gets to tell (President) Trump he's fired, or do they all just sing the "Na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye" song.

An airplane engine catches fire on landing. Passengers evacuate, then go three steps, whip out their phones and take pictures. What morons. They might have gotten a shot of their own deaths. Idiots!

(Fort Wayne) City Council has nothing to do with school buses. Who cares if kids walk to school? For some, it is the only physical activity that they get.

Excellent idea from caller to "Pat Miller" show (on WOWO radio). Tax the people who want the waterfront, see how invested in the project they really are, and leave the rest of us who aren't using it alone. Or, better, have the people who want this project contribute funds, instead of taxing, see how much they get, hopefully, a lot, or nothing, and see what a wasteful idea this is for anyone other than the politicians behind it, and people who want this and that named after them. They can even put in some money for their neighbors, being liberal-minded, all for one, one for all!

I can't figure out why it's OK for people to set off explosions all night long, but it's not OK for people to peacefully (and quietly) smoke a joint in the privacy of their home. These laws certainly aren't common sense-based. "Independence Day" has become the worst holiday ever!

A roughneck, speaking from the heart or by whatever means, who treats all adversaries as equals, has more of my respect than those articulate, double-talking, polished politicians deemed acceptable by the moral, critical media. Who made them our hall monitors?

Love the TinCaps but hate the food. Soggy fries and stale hot dog buns and cold dogs are the worst. We now stop and fill up at Coney Island, where quality is king.

The riverfront might bring in $10,000 per year in food taxes, while the (proposed downtown) arena will bring in millions in food, beverage and lodging taxes. No one is going to rent a hotel room to go to the promenade. Republicans, always one step forward and two steps backwards.

Raise my taxes: Hell no! This city already has my taxes at $6,000 a year, which is double what people have out north on Dupont (Road). Small businesses don't have much of a chance or tax abatements. Who would buy a property with taxes that high?

The elected Republican officials on the (Allen) County Commissioners and (Fort Wayne) City Council are not acting like anti-tax conservatives of late. They are acting more like tax-and-spend Democrats that will not be happy until they have the city and county so far in debt we will look like Detroit.

Should the proposed income tax increase pass, then look out taxpayers in Allen County. This is only the beginning of a slippery slope — every time a project comes along to be funded they will raise out taxes to pay for it.

Now that the (Allen) County commissioners have made it clear they do not want any food-and-beverage tax money used for riverfront development but rather for use on projects in the county, I have to ask: When did this tax become an economic development tool?

Coffee drinkers are addicts just like heroin users are. Addicts are running the country, and no one cares.

(U.S. Rep. Jim) Banks is advocating for a military strike against North Korea, which will result in the deaths of millions of South Koreans. I think Banks should move his office to Seoul.

As a dues-paying member of my neighborhood association, I would like to remind the association presidents that they are to ensure that board members are not to engage in speech-making that defames other board members or residents. Integrity, confidentiality and competency are common sense. It is in the board members' best interest to accurately represent the Code of Ethics for their neighborhood.

Most Americans consider themselves to be "nice," "humane" people, but I fear just the opposite is true since most Americans don't see beyond themselves. Case in point: the abusive treatment of "factory-farm animals." Over time, humans have pretty much domesticated these creatures, yet these same feeling creatures who provide us with most of our food are treated most cruelly — in their relatively short life span, they never get to experience the world outside, never get to see the sunlight, nevet get to touch grass and Mother Earth, are often times kept in pens so small that during their entire brief lives they can never even turn around, never get to socialize with their own kind and then, when it comes time to slaughter, are brutalized in the most inhumane of ways! America claims to be a "Christian," "Bible"-believing country. Come on people, is this what God intended when he gave to human beings the power to rule his creation?

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