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June 19 Bless Your Heart

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bless your heart to all us — D’s, R’s or Independents. This might be a good time to become more civil to each other about our political beliefs. Can we please try to be more sensitive about what we say and how we speak to each other? Try to get all the true facts prior to developing any strong position. We can do this. We must do this. As we are all A’s — Americans.

They are not my children but you want me to pay for them to learn to drive. Where does thinking like this come from? A bad dream? Too much sodium? More drivers will only increase the pace of global warming, further congest traffic and drive up your insurance rates. Buy them a bike or teach them to use "Pat & Charlie." We got too many on the road as it is.

I never realized a city manager made that kind of money. Couldn't we save that salary and have the job handled by ECU business graduate students? They could get class credit and we could cut costs. I doubt students would want to buy any armored cars. Some might like the idea of a swing bridge, but with thinking like that they would probably flunk out anyway.

If parents spent time teaching their kids to follow the law, then they would not need to spend time trying to get their kids treated leniently by the courts. It is always someone else's fault. As Barney Fife said, “Nip it in the bud. Nip it!"

BYH to the person who saw the racial disparity in the public and private schools in Pitt County. So did I. But I didn't see it as the “haves and have nots.” Parents in North Carolina have a choice; it's called school vouchers. Parents, it's your choice, you choose.

BYH to the person who wrote in about the difference between the public school and the private schools and the have and the have-nots. I was a single parent and I sent my daughter to a private school. I worked hard for that. No one gave it to me. The “have-nots” can work hard and have the same effect I did. And I’m happy that I sent my daughter there. At least I didn’t have to worry about her.

A true BYH to the woman who runs the scale house at the Pitt County Transfer Station! She always is smiling and kind, and she provides excellent instructions for those like me who are unfamiliar with the Transfer Station.

Best solution for gun control is to limit ownership to those who have been through military basic training. There you learn the hard way about weapon safety. Playing Xbox is not quite the same.

Mind blowing! $20k from the National Council Of The Arts (NCOA) for ECU to research the cultural and economic benefits of an already existing glass blowing studio in Farmville. I'm planning to build a parakeet sanctuary in Chocowinity. Perhaps NCOA and ECU would like to study that too.

What is being built on the old College View Apartments tract on 10th street? BYH could it be another student apartment complex?

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