Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

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WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?

A mother in jail. A drunken father with a 10-month-old baby at an outdoor concert and then in jail himself. Children being cared for by a grandmother designated a sex offender. A whole family with criminal records. A man with no money but can afford two expensive tickets to a music fest. I'm sure the list goes on and on. Where's the anger? Why aren't these parents back in jail? The whole story of this irresponsible family is incredible. I'm shocked.

LEAVE IRAQ TO ITSELF

Does America have no control over its lust for blood? Iraq is Iraq's problem. No bullets. No bombs. Maybe some bread. It is time for our leaders to admit that they understand that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. Any further aid to Iraq is simply insane. Leave the Middle East to the Middle East and solve America's problems.

LOCATION MATTERS

Think Keith Haring's Ghost would have had his sentence reduced if it had been a black teenager in the Northside ruining so much property?

APPARENTLY HE'S NERO

History repeats itself. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Now, the Middle East is burning, our southern border is being invaded, and Obama spends the weekend golfing and fundraising.

FOOD DESERTS? NOT IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO

There the Times-Union goes again. We have enough problems to solve in the city, but food deserts aren't one of them. Beaver Street market and the fresh produce sold at the Riverside Market are but two of the best in those areas. I drive more than 10 miles just to get the good deals at Beaver Street. If people in those alleged deserts drive anywhere then they can easily go there as well. Just because not every neighborhood has a Whole Foods doesn't mean fruits/vegetables are unattainable. Quit creating anxiety.

STRONG MIDDLE CLASS IS THE KEY TO PROSPERITY

The free market-oriented economic policies of the past 35 years led to more deregulation, corporate mergers and outsourcing of American jobs. Without regulation, capitalism is very efficient at consolidating industries and disproportionately enriching a small share of the population. …

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