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December 18, 2012

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

-- — Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the Lake Park Elementary teachers and all those that worked diligently to prepare the fifth graders for their Christmas performance. What a spectacular show. I’m so proud of my daughter, and all the other students and teachers that did such a fantastic job!

Santa is of Nordic origin, therefore the light skin, light hair and eyes. He came to the U.S. by European settlers. Not all things are racist nor should be taken that way. After all Christ is the reason for Christmas, not a bearded, long-haired, overweight man that has elves and rides a sleigh pulled with flying reindeer! If you want racist, side with the elves!

I think if I send my child to a private school she shouldn’t have to eat her lunch with the lights turned off every day, because the staff lady thinks it’s too loud. Hello, it’s a lunchroom not a funeral home or a nursing home. With the lights out, how could you see a child choking?

I called and got good info on garbage pickup from county finance and Veolia.

I walked around Schoolhouse Pond the other day and the empty lots have already started to fill up with garbage bags and old furniture from sorry people that won’t pay to have their garbage picked up. Believe me, commissioners, this will get a lot worse and be like it was when I was a kid. Garbage at the end of every wooded lane in the county!

The one who said, “isn’t it interesting Lincoln was a Republican,” may want to check historical facts as to how the Democrats and Republicans were complete opposites at that time in history as to how the parties differ today. Sad how many will take anything they can to try and state something to make their side look good. The Republican Party of today is by no means the “party of Lincoln.” It’s indisputable fact. What movie were you watching?

Thank you to Mary Corbitt, 4 West manager, for her kindness, thoughtfulness and being a leader that we are proud to work with and for. ... We love her!

Our children have fire/tornado drills regularly at school, but do they have practice drills for a situation similar to Connecticut? If not, then this should be implemented immediately.

Lincoln was a Republican in the 1860s but would almost without doubt be a Democrat today.

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