Tuesday Talkback -- Special Thursday Edition
|The Monday Moanings were posted late. Be it Tuesday or Thursday, it is all still Talkback.|
"The people who DO use their blinkers and think it's an automatic license to move over. To my understanding, you're still supposed to wait until you're clear to do so." - Shaker Heights
The best thing to do is not use your blinker at all. Don't warn anybody of your intentions -- or they might try to scoot up and block you.
"I've had it with the politically correct speech police. Little Johnny had to resign from his paper route for saying, 'Your mother wears combat boots.' " - Brecksville
If the little snot who delivered my newspaper insulted me, I'd let someone know about it. It has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with not being a fucking disrespectful little brat. And what kind of loser still uses that particular insult? That joke's so old, he should lose his day job.
"To all the people who call wanting to see my house that's for sale and never call to cancel. I rush home from work, straighten up the place, get a sitter to take the dog and kids and no one shows." - Parma
Perhaps, on their way to see this house, they realized it was in Parma.
"With the help of the federal government, we spent $5.2 million to build two ugly bridges for the Towpath Trail. Can't these people cross the street like normal people? We still have homeless people sleeping on these streets. They don't have any use for $5.2 million bridges just to cross the street." - Parma
Tell me -- as these bridges go over Granger and Warner roads in Valley View, just how many homeless are there on those streets? And supposing you do find one, since when is the merit of an infrastructure improvement determined by whether or not you first eradicated homelessness in the same area? And you bet I ride my bike on the Towpath Trail, so I'll tell you why the bridges are necessary -- because they go over busy streets that would be dangerous to cross by people (especially on bikes), and would cause a traffic bottleneck on BOTH those streets and the trail when both are operating at their peak volumes. These bridges will promote safer streets and a safer trail. As for any alleged homeless in Valley View, there are now two brand new bridges to sleep under.
"The thieves who take one bottle or can of beer out of the six pack. It cuts into a guy's profit margin, and I hope God takes double the amount off those guys when he settles up with them." - Euclid
Somewhere in Euclid, there is a man whose personal vision of God is that of a bartender -- a bartender who'll take it out of your ass at closing time. Last call, people of earth: you don't have to go to heaven, but you can't stay here! I guess we each have our own personal vision of God.
"I see they're gonna raise Medicare Part B again, which means more senior citizens will not be able to get their medication or buy food. I thought this new 'plan' was supposed to stop this." - Cleveland
Haaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa! You thought the new plans were to help PEOPLE? Well, if you count the shareholders of the drug companies, well then, yes, they do!
"I'm retired and living on a fixed income and have regularly donated blood. Recently, when I found out the obscene salaries and perks that Red Cross executives get, they can pay me for my blood." - Avon Lake
The marketplace determines how much executives get paid. If the Red Cross wants the top talent, it has to pay for it. You want to sell your blood? Go line up with the whores and junkies on West 25th and do that. That's your right.
"Why are the Medina city schools the first ones to get out for the summer and the last ones to go back?" - Medina
The state mandates a certain number of school days each year. Unless Medina is not in compliance, then it isn't getting away with anything. Perhaps Medina's vacations during the school year are shorter.
"Who's benefiting the most? Seniors in the low-income bracket spend 75 percent of their income for health care premiums and prescriptions drugs, whereas seniors in the high income bracket spend one percent of their income for health care premiums and prescriptions drugs." - Maple Heights
The people who busted their ass and got into the high bracket benefit the most, and that's the way it should be. Financial reward for hard work -- what is so difficult about this concept? Otherwise, what's the point of working so damn hard?
"They want you to compare natural gas prices. So why does Columbia Gas report its prices in cost per hundred cubic feet and Dominion report its prices in cost per thousand cubic feet? You have to move the decimal point around, and it makes it confusing." - Parma
Moving the decimal point. Oooooo. Math is hard, isn't it, Barbie?
"Why don't the Euclid police and Euclid city workers set an example and use their turn signals?" - Willoughby
Why don't people in Willoughby stay the hell out of Euclid?
"When driving during rush hour, we hear the radio traffic reports with background noise such as horns blowing, rescue squads, etc. More than once I had to slow down and almost caused an accident." - Parma
"Had to slow down" -- because of something you heard on the RADIO. I bet you drive a Buick too.
"The people who hang around the Get Go stations and watch for people filling up their tanks with Giant Eagle tokens. If you don't fill up your tank, they have the nerve to ask if they could use the balance of the amount for gas. I think that's pretty low." - Westlake
I don't know what these Giant Eagle "tokens" are. I only know about the shoppers card and the fuelperks offer. But anytime anyone tries to panhandle me at the gas station, I give them "the look" and I tell them, rather matter-of-factly, "I have nothing for you. Move along." Funny thing is, when I say it... they always move along. Not only are they not willing to work for anything, they aren't willing to fight for anything either. Except maybe the crazy ones. And then I point at the nearest Buick and tell them that they can have all the change from THAT car.
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