published Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Rants

COUNTRIES THAT want to stay competitive and have a eye to the future don't charge their students big tuitions and saddle them with debt.

THE GREATEST GENERATION not only raised taxes to fight its war, they rationed essential goods. The current generation taxes future generations to fight its wars.

SHERIFF JIM HAMMOND ought to be ashamed. This day and age and only one woman on his posse?

TYPICAL TEA/GOP attitude: Scottie Mayfield says Medicaid is just charity! Heaven knows we cannot allow charity in the good old U.S.A.!

CITY EMPLOYEES did receive pay raises in the form of additional vacation time over the last few years.

ELECTION CAMPAIGN signs posted alongside the roads are a complete blight as well as a distraction! Let our city's visitors enjoy the landscaping!

RICK SMITH, your pettiness is showing.

HCDE, SCHOOL is out for the summer. How about turning off the flashing school-zone lights in front of Central/Brown/Harrison schools!

ARE THE Tennessee Walking Horse fans still looking down on chicken fighting?

NOW THAT Nightfall has done away with smoking, lets keep the Harleys out ... like someone wants to hear that at a concert.

DRIVERS NEVER should attempt passing a cyclist while in the same lane regardless of how far right the cyclist is riding. It's too dangerous.

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You might be surprised about the intricacies of war finances. Don't count on them actually being paid off.

June 3, 2012 at 12:52 a.m.
Livn4life said...

Yeah Happy, you are right. How much did we collect from various European countries after WWII? But who's counting unless it is our debt?

June 3, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"COUNTRIES THAT want to stay competitive and have a eye to the future don't charge their students big tuitions and saddle them with debt."

So true. But that is the American way, unfortunately. That's what separates us from all those "nanny-state" socialist countries in Europe that make education a priority and more accessible to its citizens. Many Americans would die before they would adopt any of their socialist ways. They'd rather be proud and stupid than smart and socialist.

June 3, 2012 at 7:19 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"TYPICAL TEA/GOP attitude: Scottie Mayfield says Medicaid is just charity! Heaven knows we cannot allow charity in the good old U.S.A.!"

Yet again, another typical American attitude that can only gain traction in a capitalistic society that values money over social justice. What should be considered a civilized nation looking after the health and well-being of its own, the teaparty loons - basically today's GOP - prefer to call a nanny state.

June 3, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.

Livn4life, well, the UK paid off the WW2 loans in 2006. 50 installments, over 50 years after the end of the war. I don't know the totals though.

I don't know about anybody else. Well, I do know that Germany paid off its war reparations, but that was something else entirely.

June 4, 2012 at 11:07 a.m.
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