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The Vent: March 17

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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:38 pm

“Why is it so difficult for Gilbert citizens to understand that Linda Abbott was a prime mover and pusher for Prop 406, a 17% tax which was soundly defeated as it was found that it was totally unnecessary. She may be a nice lady but terribly wrong in decisions affecting taxpayers. Victor Petersen would be an excellent replacement for her. He is an honest financial expert.”

“Here we go again, folks. If there’s a run-off election in several months for Gilbert’s City Council, our streets will again fill up with ugly political sign graffiti. All those electioneering signs on city controlled easement are illegal according to state law ARS 9-500.14. Google it to see. Politicians continue to do it because residents don’t seem to care. The problem will go away when citizens complain. How about you? Do you care?”

“I do so love The Vent! It’s the only place I know of that publicly — although anonymously — attracts rabid right-wingers and exposes their penchant for pigeon-holing their fellow citizens. So, if I don’t care for FOX, I must watch MSNBC? Nope. Guess again. We get our news from many sources, and I don’t subscribe to MSNBC or MoveOn, either. I actually have the ability to have my own opinions.”

“To Sunday’s Venter: Pearce and Patterson are not extremists, and you are not a moderate. Get the message extremist!”

“Please stop wasting space with letters telling us to vote the incumbents out. We have no choice where I live in east Mesa. Even though I am a registered Republican I have no choice!”

“The only way for liberals to get their lies out is to get federal funding for NPR. They will not support the private, honest methods like the conservatives do. If their story was truthful it would have the needed backing as well.”

“If CNN reporters have no right to even suggest military action in Libya , because they had never served, what about Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Libby and the majority of our elected officials!”

“You gotta love the NFL negotiations; a bunch of millionaires arguing with a bunch of billionaires over who is the most greedy! Another reason to do something family-oriented on Sunday afternoon.”

“Reagan, like myself, left the Democratic party once he realized how hypocritical it is to keep the poor, poor just for their votes.”

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