Tifton Gazette


May 3, 2014

Rant and Raves for May 4

Apparently City Hall is divided into at least two different factions with different agendas. They used to call it public service but no level of government seems to be interested in serving the public anymore. It's about time the voters realized they could do something about the situation if they chose to do so.


The only problem I see with the "Sterling incident" is the outrageous reaction created by his words. Hurt feelings aren't an excuse to punish. If you're going to punish him for his words and try to control his opinion, then do it to everybody. Some civil rights activists are allowed point fingers and shout about a perceived injustice without any facts to support them and are actually paid to do it. Yet we have to accept it and you definitely don't hear from Obama on the subject. Now a man who committed no crime against anyone and he sure wasn't paid to say it is being publicly criticized all over the country. If you're going to do it to him then make sure you call out everybody. Paid activists who stir up hate and spew lies are a much more dangerous and newsworthy than one man's words. Maybe we should amend the right to free speech to as long as no one's feelings get hurt. If you are going to demand the right to free speech for yourselves, then you have to accept it from others. There aren't any special people here and no one deserves special treatment just because of hurt feelings.


Jay Carney says the e-mail with the talking points for the Sunday talk shows after Benghazi was not released to Congress because it was not about Benghazi. Funny, the heading of the section of the e-mail with the four talking points outlined and explained says plainly in bold type and underlined: Benghazi. How far we have come. From George Washington's "I cannot tell a lie." to the current, "I cannot tell the truth."


Hey, did you hear that the families of the ex-Navy Seal heroes of Benghazi had to pay for the funerals of the guys who fought to save lives at the embassy? So much for the concern and compassion of Hillary and Barack.


Tifton Eldorado Road near Georgia Highway 125 South is in deplorable condition. The last time it was repaved, the base was not fixed and it is now like navigating the Grand Canyon with potholes that are tearing up cars that drive this heavily traveled road every day.


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