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The Vent: April 18

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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:26 am

“As someone who had to continue working full-time after my husband died 13 years ago, in order to support my two children with special needs, I believe that I could give a fair opinion of the mother with a second (outside) career vs. the mother who chooses to stay at home to raise her children. I worked more than full-time for 25 years before taking retirement to keep a promise to my daughter, who was then completing chemotherapy. I can tell you without a doubt that being a stay-at-home mother is by far easier! Like Ann Romney, I have an autoimmune disease. Unlike Ann Romney, I did not have the luxury of millions of dollars to cushion our existence, but I hold no grudges. We each make decisions and take responsibility for our lives.”

“Under the umbrella of media protection, Scott Bundgaard, Daniel Patterson, and Andrew Thomas have become casualties while Don Stapley, Mary Rose Wilcox and a whole panel of judges has escaped unscathed.”

“The Lovejoys were on TV again tonight, crying crocodile tears over the way Sheriff Joe has maligned them. If these people were so upset about receiving over $700,000 for their tears, why don’t they shun the spotlight? They are like moths to a flame. I still feel sorry for their dead dog and their negligence of leaving him in a hot car. They should have been prosecuted and the money donated to the ASPCA.”

“When HB 2729 (Guns in public places) ‘backfires’ and an innocent citizen shoots another non-suspecting innocent person. Can we fire all legislators and Governor Brewer who signed the bill? Just ‘cause you own a gun doesn’t mean you know how and when to use it.”

“What’s this! The Mesa Police Department is paying to send officers to march in a parade? Sounds like a labor union.”

“The only problem with privatizing a wasteful government agency is the taxpayers will have to pay another super PAC supporting billionaire CEO.”

“To the Venter bemoaning the fact that it has been a warm winter, I don’t deny the fact that the climate has warmed. In fact there have been fluctuations of the climate throughout the history of the world. What I deny is that man has had a part in the change; it is a natural phenomenon. Besides, I bet the people who live where winter is the harshest would NOT complain about a little moderation of the temperature!”

“Jon Beydler, the next time you feel the need to write a column for the Tribune, please do so with the blessings of many who are tired of reading the same conservative drivel from such frequent fliers as Linda Turley-Hansen. You often say what needs to be said about the real issues facing Arizona and our local society. It is refreshing to know that some opposition exists against the political stranglehold we face in this backward state.”

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