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June 5 Bless Your Heart

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bless the good hearts of the staff at Greenville Civic Ballet for the all the dedication, hard work and love of dance that they model and inspire in their students. We should all be so lucky as to have life mentors like them.

BYH drivers in Pitt County: use your turn signals to indicate the direction where you are intending to travel. Your fellow drivers will appreciate this basic common sense, law-abiding courtesy.

BYH to all the smokers that use me as your personal ashtray. Please put your cigarette butts in the proper receptacle. Sincerely, Mother Earth.

BYH, I just heard the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on TV try to explain Trump's ever shifting explanations (read: lies) concerning the reason for the meeting with Russian operatives with Don Jr., Manafort and Kushner at Trump Tower in 2016. First he denied any involvement, then he admitted it, then he said he dictated it. Giuliani actually said “our recollection keeps changing.” It sure does.

BYH, the GOP is destroying Social Security so stealthily that you are missing it. They've been slashing its miniscule operating budget, closed 64 district offices and 500 field offices, decreased office hours and increased telephone holding times, all to try to turn public sentiment against it. Vote GOP if you don't like Social Security or Medicare. If you do like these programs, vote them out.

BYH to the person pointing out that speed is causing accidents. Absolutely, and the red light cameras do not address speed, and neither do Greenville patrol officers. Ask the police chief to provide stats on the causes of accidents at intersections prior to and after red light cameras.

Why alienate allies, start trade wars which can only hurt our farmers and manufacture exports and coddle up to dictators? Do you hate America that much? Bless your heart.

BYH Congress. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power “…to make all laws.” Article 2 Section 3 states that the Executive branch “…shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed….” Why is Congress blaming the executive branch for the current immigration situation? They need to do their job.

Bless my heart but I thought it was clear as day in the name — sidewalk. It is not sidebike. Bikes are not permitted on the sidewalks of Greenville by law. Will someone please post signs, educate violators and start enforcing these violations with fines? Bikes belong in the roads with other vehicles, not on the walkways running walkers and joggers out of their way.

Do away with the bless your heart column? never! The BYH column gives a voice to the weak and downtrodden. No one else will listen to us. The BYH submission form is like a beacon of light guiding us to a safe haven. Thank you, BYH, for listening to me and my kind.

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