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June 9 Bless Your Heart


Saturday, June 9, 2018

BYH to those working the drive-through window at McDonald's at 310 E. 10th St. When you hand me my purchase and wish me a great day, you put a smile on my face.

Bless my heart, I never thought I'd see the day when the U.N. would condemn the U.S. for human rights violations.

I was just popping the top on a can of Vienna sausages when I read on the can that they are "gluten free." I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that those of us who enjoy Vienna sausages probably do not even know what a gluten is. I am all for protecting endangered species, but a can of Vienna sausages has nothing to do with it.

Bless your heart, Heritage Village. Your fencing on 14th Street close to the Greenville Boulevard intersection has a tree that is busting through the fence. It concerns me that while dodging the pot holes on this road, now I may need to dodge the tree. Please take care of this.

No BYH and shame on politicians who take NRA money and then do things like make it easier for the mentally ill to obtain weapons, as well as resist all gun safety laws. Our lives are not as important as blood money donations.

BYH to the group of mayor-haters who are only happy to keep our city living back in the 1960’s. Mayor P.J. Connelly, keep holding your head high and smile. Keep doing what you’re doing as you’ve got what it takes to bring jobs to our city. I bet the group of mayor-haters have never taken a risk in their entire lives as they seem to wallow in watching others fail. That’s my definition of a loser.

I love the idea from the cyclists who spend $2 bills with a bicycle stamped on them whenever they ride. That is a great way to show businesses how much you appreciate them having bike racks, bike lanes or otherwise supporting cycling. I've seen lots of these special $2 bills around and am proud that my business gets support from cyclists ever since I installed a bicycle rack for my employees and customers. Keep up the economic advocacy and ride well.

I have a box of books I want to donate to the troops. Can someone advise me where to take them?

BYH, veterans. Would you rather trust a Marine Vietnam hero or a guy who claimed bone spurs?

BYH, Dean Stacy! You earn $600,000 tax dollars annually and you can't sign a letter that you'd previously agreed to sign? Treasurer Folwell has a right to be concerned, not just with your "caution" but also with the entire merger deal. It's not good for employees nor for the citizens of eastern North Carolina.

Rest in power, Anthony Bourdain. Your shows got me through immense boredom while I lived in the dorm. Please, if anyone has issues with suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. We're all in this together — you're never alone.

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