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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:51 pm | Updated: 10:34 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

"Now that the Olympics are almost over, I have one comment. Do you think we could have the next one in, let's say, eight to 10 years, so some people that might care can grow up?"

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"Now that the Olympics are almost over, I have one comment. Do you think we could have the next one in, let's say, eight to 10 years, so some people that might care can grow up?"

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"Badminton, dirt bikes, prancing in the water, ping-pong, dancing with ribbons... what's next - hula hoops? Stickball? Look, I know these things aren't exactly easy, but are they really Olympian? Can you imagine Ulysses, Hector and Achilles stopping their war for two weeks, to watch ... badminton?

"Any college president that wants to lower the drinking age to 18 should be fired."

"Watch the political conventions the next two weeks with the right perspective. It is like a wealthy old man or woman calling together their entire family and telling them all how rich they will be upon their passing. Just remember, you are the one member not invited to the gathering."

"In regards to Austin Hill's commentary (Thursday), the age of Obama which means the age of ever-increasing taxes, that has to be the fact because we have record deficits to pay for the war. As a 21-year-old, I have a duty to pay for this war so my kids don't have to pay for it."

"Considering Austin Hill's biased commentary ... he might consider that Obama's father was an absent father and did not raise him or live with him. Check your facts, Austin!"

"McCain's operation is seat of the pants, with rivalries, arguments and grudges and rants. Obama's campaign is more corporate and smooth, no fights on the top and few egos to soothe. Political junkies say something's unclear, 'Just who in the hell is the Republican here?' "

"The sad thing for all Americans is the day after the presidential election, Obama will not be president. But he will still be a senator."

"I should not need a knife, an ice pick and pliers to open a jug of milk!"

"What a blatant and appalling effort by the Chandler Police Department to cover its poor handling of the Lovejoy incident by arresting the man for leaving his dog in the car. Subsequent evidence made it very clear that this was just a case of mild exhaustion, what is similar to what dogs experience when you walk them in the hot temperatures."

"Yes, in this heat an egg can be fried on the sidewalk. Be careful, though. Ours got a little burnt around the edges."

"I am a cowboy. I went with others to eat at Bandera in Scottsdale, the West's Most Western Town. After they gave us a table, they told me to remove my hat. They had no response when I asked why another guy, who happened to be black, still had his hat on. ... I understand real discrimination for the first time in years."

"More Americans agree that we should stop destroying nature. That is, until nature enters their home or office on four or more legs. Then you can't destroy nature fast enough to please them."

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