The Rant

The Rant

May 7th, 2017 in Opinion Rants

Americans will get reasonable health care coverage the day after U.S. senators and representatives are forced to accept the same choices they give us.

Please quit reflecting 21st-century "P.C. mores" on our 18th and 19th century ancestors.

Yes, Mr. President, it is a hard position when you have to deal with such incompetence and dysfunction and you can't say, "You're fired!"

If Tennessee's liberals would move to California, they would raise the average IQ in both states.

So, Trump misses his old job. Why doesn't he do himself and the country a favor and resign and go back to New York?

The president hasn't achieved more because Congress in playing the same game it has played since 1789.

President Donald Trump's "learning curve" is a flat straight line.

GOP Congress better get its act together. If immediate past performance is any indication of future performance, we are in deep trouble.

A recent letter in the TFP says Trump puts in 18 hours a day. Did he mean "putts on 18 holes a day"?

Friends ask how I can support Trump on every issue. It's easy. I wait until he changes his position to match mine.

Trump is good. He can brainwash people who don't have a brain.

If only Trump had been born as Adam. The Garden of Eden would have turned out so much better. He would have negotiated a great deal.

One hundred days later and right-wing political cartoonists are still focused on Obama, Clinton and the election instead of the ever-growing Trump presidency disaster.

Republicans are attacking health care for the poor with religious zealotry. That's not in my Bible.

When is comes to the media and Republicans, it all depends what the definition of "is" is.

Unless you are rich, I would suggest you might be better off praying for your loved ones and yourself rather than Trump.

If you want to know why you don't like socialism, read "The Nordic Theory of Everything" by Anu Partanen. An easy read.

I guess "the people" got exactly what they wanted with Trump: a self-defined strongman in the White House who's always tweeting bumper sticker slogans.

The Republicans have the majority of the House, Senate, Supreme Court as well as White House, then blame Democrats for a bill that didn't pass.

Wake up, people! Accusing Democrats in Congress of obstruction is a ruse. They don't have the votes! Civics 101.

Why does the TFP quote The New York Times the most? Liberal bias.

"Countdown to Kindergarten" is the most sensible program I have heard. More money (unless to reduce class sizes) is not the answer.

Why can't funeral homes use microphones for speakers at services? This would help those who attend. People can't hear what is being said.

We have many streets and highways in need of striping. During rainstorms, and especially at night, it is very difficult to see lane markings. Please!

Folks, in case you have forgotten, the double yellow line means keep your car all the way to the right of it, not straddling it.

I may not be able to get anything printed in "Rant" anymore, but I'm sure I taught the newsroom a thing or two — like it or not.

School board members are running from the sunlight. So much for transparency in the superintendent search.

Come on, people! If we can send a man to the moon why can't a comfortable bra be invented?

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