Rants & Raves

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UH, LOWELL, we are talking about public unions, not private unions. There is a difference.

I KNOW YOU probably won't put this rant in there, but why should American people have to suffer for what's going on over in Egypt with rising gas prices and all? If we had a president that wasn't a Socialist Communist, one with some backbone, he'd see to it to cut off all foreign aide to them countries. But, no, he's a spineless, worthless, no good for nothing Socialist Communist president that the stupid American people elected.

WHAT BUSINESS is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I date or what I take into my body -- as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?

TO THE PERSON who said most states are running a deficit because of the Wall Street Ponzi scheme. Put down your Democratic union talking points for a moment and realize that Social Security and Medicare are near broke because the government promised more than it can deliver -- same for the states with their bloated worker benefit programs that outstrip the private sector!

I BELIEVE cell phones should not be allowed in vehicles. If someone is riding your bumper, look in your mirror and most the time they are on their phone. Another example, you're behind someone and they turn all of a sudden with no blinker -- look, they will be on their phone. Pass this law and I bet the number of accidents will go down.

IT SEEMS that the latest topic is bicycles on the highway. Bikes move too slow to be in highway lanes holding up traffic. There should be a minimum speed to keep everything moving in sync. Bicycle riders, who insist on equal space and rights, are not going to fare well in an accident with motorized vehicles. What's next? Skateboards, roller blades and wheelchairs on the highways?

THIS IS A RANT about tailgating. Whether you're driving in the left hand lane or the right hand lane, if you're doing the speed limit, that's all you can do. It seems like there are a lot of people, including the police, that have no idea what the word limit means. If you're doing 55 mph and you're in the left lane, that's as fast as you can go. If you wish to pass, you're breaking the law. So you shouldn't be complaining about the people who are upholding the law.

I WOULD SAY that I have found that 8 out of 10 drivers tailgate. Evidently, they have lots of insurance coverage, time or money to pay me. The majority of tailgating occurs on two-lane roads, and no, I do not tie up the lefthand lane by going too slow, unless you consider going the speed limit too slow.

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