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Rants & raves
Rating: 3 / 5 (28 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 01:01

Say it while you can

Don't let time pass you by. Before you know it, your children are grown and your parents have aged. You have let harsh words separate you from family and before you know it, it's too late to say I'm sorry.

Don't let stubbornness keep you from saying the things you should. One day it will be too late and you'll have to live with the regret of not doing it. Mom, I love you. Mom, I'm sorry.

Too much hate

In response to the letter-writer who's not a fan of the presidential hug: lighten up there, fella. You seem to be watching too much Fox News these days. And do you believe everything the right wing tells you?

Here in my town, we're a fairly small, fairly proper community, but you wouldn't think that with the level of political rage that goes on here. Republicans hating Democrats and Democrats hating Republicans. Right-wingers hating left-wingers. Hate, hate, hate. Enough already.

Let's stop with the divisiveness, the anger and disrespect for politicians (and people in general I'm guessing), just because you have a beef with them. We wonder why our children argue and fight during soccer games. They're just a mirror of our own grown-up behavior.

Maybe we should all try to be a little more constructive and caring and less agitated. The two-party system in this country was created by our forefathers to provide us the ability to balance differences of ideology and opinion, and still move forward as a nation. It's our moral responsibility to work together, often side-by-side, to make this place a better community and a better country to live in. I'll respect you and you respect me. What a novel idea.

Road rage

I was stuck along with many other drivers on the road because of two reasons.

No. 1 if the first car at the light hangs way back from the stop line on the road they won't trip the sensor that makes the light change. So, please pull up to the white line at the light.

No. 2 this is Florida; you can make a right on red unless otherwise posted.

Also, if you are going to drive, please go the speed limit. There are few places to pass slow drivers, drivers talking on phones, drivers texting who shouldn't be driving anyway and if you are afraid to pass one of those drivers you really shouldn't be driving, either.

Counting down the days

I can't wait to sit in front of the television to watch my weekly dancing or singing shows and not have to be subjected to these absolutely ridiculous political commercials. They're terrible.

Do these stupid candidates, all of them, really think that these advertisements are worth the millions spent on them?

I'm taking a guess here, but it's doubtful that these pitiful 30 seconds are really going to change the way one is going to vote. They're deplorable. We should vote against the guy who smears the most crap, not for him.

Poor numbers

How is this for a scorecard? The unemployment numbers are horrible. They would be even worse if all those who had given up searching had been counted. There is a crushing national debt. It's increased almost 50 percent in the past four years. Small business bankruptcies are at an all-time high and rising. A record number of citizens are on food stamps, and the specter of a draconian tax increase is right around the corner.

Would any teacher give a student with this record a passing grade?

Don't cut defenses

Why does President Obama want to cut back on our defenses? An excellent question. China is investing heavily on its military, both offensive and defensive weapons. Iran threatens a holocaust by developing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. North Korea, run by a psycho, already has nukes. But our president plans to weaken our military. Is he crazy?

Tango with the president

The left blames Congress as a "do-nothing Congress." It is more accurate to blame Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and the Democrats who control the Senate. The republicans in the House of Representatives have written and passed numerous proposals only to have them buried, un-debated in the senate. It takes two to tango but President Obama and the Democrats refuse to dance.

Religious views

A new nation-wide poll on spirituality indicates that only 5 percent of us do not believe in God, while most Americans are, of course, Christians. It seems strange, then, that so many judges have ruled - despite the realization that we do not want religion removed from American life - we are constantly lectured that we cannot openly display our faith because we might offend someone.

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