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The Vent: January 6

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Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2008 9:18 pm

“Well, I knew it wouldn’t be long before the greed factor kicked in and (Phoenix-Mesa) Gateway Airport decided to charge for parking.”

“I just lost a dog on New Year’s Eve. Somebody took him out of my backyard. Just tell them to please bring him home, and all will be forgotten.”

“I want whoever to tell whoever it was who thought it was OK to go past my (Mesa) apartment and take my son’s gas-powered scooter that he got for Christmas, thank you. The kid got two used video games. He got after-shave. And he got a $12.99 dart board. You had to take the only thing that we could afford that he really wanted. I want to thank you for ruining my son’s Christmas.”

“Will anybody remember the forgotten Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7 again? We also are Christians and believe in God. But you remember everybody else’s holidays.”

“Everybody was puzzled a while back, thinking ‘why are sales tax (revenues) down?’ Even during recessions, sales taxes have kind of held their own (before). … I’ll tell you why. The state doesn’t tax food. Food prices have gone up. So people are spending more and more money on nontaxable things, and less money on taxable things.”

“My wife has called you three times today. Could you use some Valium by now?”

“Russell Pearce’s proposal to deny birth certificates and U.S. citizenship to infants born on American soil from undocumented mothers is legally questionable. His neocon unChristian exploit would codify negating birth and constitutional rights to a viable, living, lovable infant.”

“If the newborn baby is a citizen, and you are sending the illegal parents back to Mexico, what do you do with the baby?”

“I see where Conan O’Brien and David Letterman are starting up their shows again, each … wearing a beard. To me that is totally disgusting and I won’t watch until they get rid of them.”

“David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, all crossed the picket line. That makes them scabs. Don’t watch their shows.”

“I understand that the light-rail is going to completed and up and running in December 2008. What about some bus service for the East Valley? My kids go to Skyline High School almost eight miles away, and that is in our district. The bus comes at 6:35 a.m. If they miss it, they are out of luck.”

“Drivers talking on cell phones drive slower (Tribune, Thursday)? That’s a good thing, isn’t it? Especially when they drive 10 to 15 (mph) over the speed limit on the freeways.”

“Now that the studies shows that you drive two miles an hour slower while on the cell phone, I’ll have to remember to speed up while talking.”

“Please, (Attorney General Terry) Goddard, do not join the California (law)suit against the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s hard enough for industries to compete nowadays without 50 different sets of rules to live by. Leave it to the federal government.”

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