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Rants & raves
Rating: 3.75 / 5 (8 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Dec 28 - 06:41

Kudos to the editor

Kudos to Hometown News editor for keeping a sharp eye on the fabricated facts some people send to this newspaper column. Like the writer who used a right-wing satire column as a fact to accuse the president of proposing that war veterans pay for their own medical insurance to help reduce the budget deficit and then called the president's supporters "mesmerized and uneducated."

How well educated is this person unable to differentiate fact from satire? Or is he/she just practicing the FNN model to quote any statement against the president regardless of its source or validity, counting on its misinformed audience to propagate the deception?

Maybe he/she is just mesmerized by the other side.

Thank you, Ms. Editor. Keep up the good work.

Editor's note: We think FNN stands for fuzzy neural network.

Responding to 'bunch of bigots'

Here we go again, lumping everybody together. Question to the writer: The "locals" who are "a bunch of bigots, racists, narrow-minded, backward-thinking people living in this town," do these description also fit the family with whom you spent Thanksgiving or didn't you realize that you included them in your invectives?

I have news for you, almost all of the above-classified people are transplants, relocated here from somewhere else within the past 20 years, brought their prejudices with them and infested the town.

Those who do not consider themselves indebted to the men/women who gave their lives for our freedom are most definitely in the minority. The vast majority of us who do appreciate their sacrifices and do wish you wouldn't lump us as you see fit. As it is said: "For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

Wake up, ditto heads

For all you ultra-right wingers, Rush Limbaugh ditto heads wake up and give President Obama credit for his part to stop illegal immigration in its tracks.

Reports are that more illegals are leaving the U.S., than are those entering. His economic policies that are leading us to a third world economy are working. In fact by 2016, if things continue, they will be chartering flights to return home.

Let's ignore the constitution and give him a third term! In fact, I suggest making him the permanent president and Florida/St. Lucie won't have to be the laughingstock of every election in the future.

Let's hear it for Obama and his new Banana Republic.

Wake up, America

Burning the flag, protesting at a soldier's funeral, prohibiting religious symbols and same sex marriage are all OK, but own a semi-automatic firearm and you are judged a criminal. We better wake up and look down the path Obama and his henchman are taking us.

Regarding assault weapons

With the recent tragedy, there is a lot of discussion about banning assault weapons. The definition of an assault weapon has changed over the years to fit the agenda of lawmakers, such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

An assault weapon initially was a weapon used primarily by the military, which had a selector switch, allowing the user to switch between semi and automatic fire. Semi-automatic fire is when one round is fired each time the trigger is pulled. When the switch is in the auto position, the rifle will continue to fire as long as the trigger is depressed.

The rifle used at the recent shooting was a semi-automatic rifle designed to look like a military assault rifle. Basically it is a clone. Several standard-looking rifles use the same round, the only difference is that the one used at the shooting was made to look like a military rifle.

This tragedy could have been prevented if a more aggressive mental health treatment program had been sought and that steps had been taken to secure firearms in the home.

Putting the blame on the firearm is an agenda to score political points, not a solution to the problem.

Ask for guidance

The first thing we should do as Americans, Americans of all faiths, is to pray to God for guidance about the tragedy in Connecticut. God help us if we take Him out of the equation. The last thing we need is another expensive government program framed by President Obama and a bunch of self-serving Washington politicians.

War on poverty

In launching his "War on Poverty," President Lyndon Johnson pledged it would make people self-sufficient.

Instead, people raised on government goodies are more dependent than ever before.

Welfare spending is at an all-time high. It's driving this nation toward bankruptcy.

Perhaps even worse, it's teaching recipients they can get something for nothing. It isn't helping them. It's teaching them they can do nothing.

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