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Your vents for Thursday, October 17, 2013

n It's easy to see which way the newspaper editorial staff leans. Readers Voice is 100 percent pro Obama comments and Vent Line posts are starting to all lean that way.

  • There was a mud bog contest this summer. Five big mud trucks trying to go through a deep, rutted, mud-filled hole. Four of five drivers were on disability. Aren't you glad there are so many lawyers "helping" these guys so they can live their whole lives on your dime?
  • All the "hype" and those areas of federal government and non-federal agencies that are being shut down simply confirms that there is entirely too much government in our lives and we need to eliminate at least 50 percent of it. The more I read and see, the more inclined I am to support the U.S. House of Representative's position.
  • As Republicans, we should be really ashamed of the party. After spending our tax dollars as they have all agreed and voted to do, they now are refusing to pay their own bill without "getting something" more. We the people suffer while they blow smoke.
  • Recent actions by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives completely discredits the theory that one should vote Republican because they believe in restoring America.
  • Can the person who said Jane Fonda, by her actions during the Vietnam War, was a traitor to our country, answer a question? By deserting his military unit during the Vietnam War, do you think George W. Bush is a traitor?
  • They can't even organize the registration for Obamacare. Can you imagine how bad it's going to be when it comes to actually operating it?
  • A good president, regardless of his political party, should straddle the aisle and work with both sides and do what's best for the country. Obama has chosen sides and will not negotiate or compromise. He is hammering a wedge between the two parties. He's a divider, not a leader.
  • WVU was afraid of losing donations from rich alumni so they made big changes to the program. Now they're about to see how much they'll lose when the everyday fans stop going to games and buying shirts and decals.
  • I support drug testing, but I have a problem with drug testing students while teachers are exempt. If a kid can't play football because he smoked pot then a teacher shouldn't be allowed to teach for doing same thing. Test both or test no one
  • The Speaker of House and the Republicans are going to destroy this country and that's just wrong. Have fun boys, maybe the voters will give you your walking papers soon.
  • I think it is downright disgusting that someone would suggest other people wear earplugs in their own home so they can sleep when the neighbors' dogs bark because that is what dogs do. I guess I live in West Virginia and that is what West Virginians do.
  • To the caller who said Joe Manchin has voted with Harry Reid on every step of Obamacare: You are wrong. He suggested individuals be given a break for a year just like the employers, which is something Harry Reid and Obama don't want as well as the rest of the Senate.
  • Vote "No" for the upcoming levy. The schools already waste the money they are given and our taxes are high enough.
  • Is this shutdown going to be over or not?
  • There is a watch out there called "The Ticker" that claims to be able to tell a person how much time they have to live. This is B.S. No stinking watch is going to tell anyone that. When it is your time to go, you'll go. Only God knows the exact amount of time each person has to live on this earth.
  • Ed Henry of Fox News feels like he has to give Obama some credit for some of the things he does. He probably gave Bush the benefit of the doubt on things when he covered him. Mr. Henry is a young fart and doesn't know Washington like us seniors do.  He is still wet behind the ears.
  • I agree with everything John Boehner and the Republicans in Congress are doing to save the American people. The Democrats want to stick it to us.
  • How long have we had a State Department of Veteran Affairs and what politician was this post created for?
  • Two weeks ago several people were cleaning up Piedmont Road and we appreciate it. Now the filled garbage bags are still sitting on the curbs. Why doesn't the city pick these up?
  • We really appreciate West Virginia American Water for patching the hole. Thank you very much.
  • All of you smart people who are claiming Obamacare will be a disaster and claim that Social Security and Medicare are broke please go to Washington and straighten this thing out so we can get on our feet please.
  • After watching the Democrats standing in the rain at the U.S. Capitol today, I think they are a bunch of nuts.
  • Kudos to Sissonville High School's band director Corey Green, the band boosters and the 10 bands for a great competition held on Oct. 5 at Sissonville High School. It was a job well done.
  • I would appreciate it if Jim Crawford would visit the tennis courts at St. Albans High School and McKinley and Hayes Middle schools to see the poor conditions. They must be fixed before March 1, 2014.
  • To the caller who said Suddenlink didn't televise Marshall this weekend: I've got their sports tier and I'll be watching them. You have to have the right tier, but you have to pay for it like everything else.
  • I love the shellacking the Republicans are taking over the government shutdown. Seventy-two percent of the American people blame the Republicans because that is where the fault lies. Now the Koch brothers come out and say they didn't have anything to do with the shutdown. Isn't that odd?
  • The liberal loony who keeps calling the tea party people nuts just shows how arrogant and ignorant they are. They also show if you say a lie long enough and loud enough that people will believe it.
  • I am sick and tired of people having nothing good to say about the police department of Nitro. What difference does it make that they all went to the Nitro football game? At least we know our kids are safe. Leave them alone and let them do their jobs. You will be hollering for them as soon as you need them.
  • It is ironic and sad that 40 years ago when I was in high school big brother meant communist Russia. Now our government is big brother by monitoring and controlling our every move. We have the EPA, the IRS and scandals that silence opposition. They claim the Constitution no longer applies.
  • Hey Tea Party, Ted Cruz is just a better-groomed right-wing version of Abby Hoffman. "My way or no way" is no way to govern. I guess it is really true; when you Cruz, you lose.

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