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Council Saves the Best

(And Coldest) For Last

By JOHN HAMMER

August 21, 2014

Commissioners Still Chewing Tobacco Rules Over

By SCOTT D. YOST

August 21, 2014

New DHHS Director Gets To Pick His Own Team

By SCOTT D. YOST

August 21, 2014

What Does The Partnership Do?  Council Wants To Know

By JOHN HAMMER

August 21, 2014

Griffin Park: 14 years in

the making

By JOHN HAMMER

August 21, 2014

County Kids May Continue To Play Among The Ruins

By SCOTT D. YOST

August 21, 2014

War Of Words To Be Taken Outside By City and County

By SCOTT D. YOST

August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

 

Yes, in John Hammer’s column this week he stated that teachers got an average raise of 7 percent.  That is not true.  All of the experienced teachers are losing their longevity pay.  My daughter, a 20-year veteran teacher, is getting a 2 percent raise.  And that is the case with most experienced teachers.  I’m disappointed that John Hammer is very uninformed on this issue.  Thank you very much.

 

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Editor’s Note: Some teachers received less than 2 percent, but some new teachers received 18 percent raises.  That’s why I referred to it as an average.

 

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Yes, my family has been part of the food stamp – receiving food stamp benefits since November 2012.  The initial application went smoothly.  But the recertification in November 2013 was caught up in the well-publicized backlog.  And it took intervention by a representative of the state DSS to finally get the reapproval after over three months.  This time, however, we were only approved for a six-month term that ended in May 2014.  Once, again, it took a representative from the state to move the recertification through just this past week.  So, evidently, there are still some issues with the Guilford County office.  Thanks.

 

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Hi.  I think it would be nice if callers to the Beep were allowed no more than two calls a month.  Calling every week and sometimes twice a week is a bit much.  Thanks.  Bye.

 

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I see where everybody has gathered up to protest about the policeman shooting the young man out in Missouri.  But what people seem to forget, they got a real short memory.  The little Eve Carson down in Chapel Hill was taken out of her house, drove around all over town, and about daylight the next morning she was actually executed, shot in the head.  Shot two or three times by a black man.  Of course, he’s pulling life.  But the white people didn’t protest at all.  They keep talking about not being fair.  I believe the fairness is going the other way.

 

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Tell Scott Yost that alligators and crocodiles are not the same thing.  And neither lives in the ocean.  Piranhas and electric eels don’t either.

 

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Editor’s Note: Actually, there are saltwater crocodiles, some weighing over 4,000 pounds.  So I do think Scott has good reason to fear them.  Although none have swum over from Australia yet, it could happen any day.

 

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Hi.  I know that you all are great historians.  So, I have a question.  Other than Ronald Reagan and F.D.R., how many other presidents had good or bad approval ratings at the end of their second term?  My other question, actually my question is a statement.  I’m beginning to think that the readership of your paper are all a bunch of haters.  It seems like they don’t like anyone.  They don’t like Obama, Hagan, and now a nice person like the police chief.  He seems to be a nice man.  He’s white, married with a family.  So, I don’t understand why people don’t like him.  And I also want to say that no matter who the new chief is, there is no way Hinson …

 

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Editor’s Note: Uh oh, you must be a self-hating hater.

 

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Well, my worst nightmare is coming true.  We’re at war, and we have no leader.  He will not listen.  He tells them what he’s going to do.  Can you imagine telling your enemy we’re not going to put any boots on the ground?  Then he told them in Afghanistan we’re going to leave in November.  He knows the least about running a country of any human that’s ever been on this planet.  I don’t know what they’re going to do.  And the next thing, about the kids coming across the border, Fox News is reporting it’s 20 million kids in this country right now that does not get enough food, and he’s bringing in 50,000 more.  I don’t know what we’re going to do except pray.

 

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Yes, Steely Dan Fan Man.  This coal ash spill happened like six months ago.  And I realize that the short session of the legislature started maybe three months ago.  But, still, that’s more than enough time to have addressed the situation in an expedient manner.  And I know that there are complications and all that.  And I’m taking all that into account.  But Gov. McCrory should have told these people, you know, you’re not going home until you do something.  You know, you’re not going to sit on your hands and do nothing and, then, go take a month off and, then, come back and, then, probably do nothing again.

 

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Editor’s Note: The legislature is still in session, and I’m sure Gov. McCrory wishes he had that kind of power.

 

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Just want to say thank you for the staff of the Rhino Times for putting out and distributing this very informative newspaper every week.  And, also, a big thank you for printing the vital information we need to know of how our tax dollars are being spent.  Thank you.

 

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What good are the police, really?  Come on, let’s be candid.  These are the guys who write down words on pieces of paper after you’ve been robbed, raped, burglarized or murdered.  Isn’t that about the top and bottom of it?  In Missouri, during the rioting right now, the business owners there, the law-abiding citizens, are aghast watching their stores being looted while the police do absolutely nothing.  Or as Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson put it, quote, we have to evaluate the security of the officers there, and also the rioters, unquote.  The rioters, excuse me?  God forbid they evaluated the security of the innocent law-abiding victims of these crimes.  That’s how good the police are.  No good at all.  They say they’re there to protect and serve.  Let’s tell the truth.  They only harass and rob.  If you’re doing 75 in a 65, they’re all over that, aren’t they?  Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker.

 

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It’s time for the white citizens in Greensboro to go to the next City Council meeting to speak out about the discrimination being done against former Chief Wray and the other white police officers for legal fees.  As a citizen, it was an insult to offer a $25,000 settlement.  That is ridiculous when they settle for $500,000 for 40 black officers and $25,000 for Hinson.  The city will lose the lawsuit while spending over a million fighting it.  I am disgusted with our City Council and our city attorney over this matter.  Bye.

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Oh, I keep reading these articles about everybody talking about immigration, and they don’t want to stop the illegal immigration in this country.  I would like to ask somebody to tell me just how many illegal aliens is enough?  How many do you think we should have in this country?  We keep seeing people telling us there’s 12 million.  There is well more than 12 million.  I’d say there would be close to double that.  How many are enough?  Our economy is shot.  We can’t even pay our bills.  We have unemployment, a record 20 million people unemployed, 48 million receiving welfare benefits.  Feeding school lunches to children in the summertime because their parents either don’t have a job or they can’t afford to feed them themselves.  And the whole sole purpose of this is the illegal aliens pouring into this country.

 

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Rhino Times, I have been keeping up with past articles written of the amount of wasted money resources and grand salaries that continue to plague Greensboro and Guilford County.  If you, or someone, is tallying the cumulative amount, well, it makes my head spin, not to mention how much is done in clean view such that the citizens must bear the burden for years to come from shoddy management for backroom dealing.  We learned detail after detail after officials leave to take other positions or retire with benefits for life.  We should learn from Detroit and their problems.

 

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Hey, I’m just calling.  I think it’s a good thing that Chief Miller is leaving the Greensboro Police Department.  With the decisions and examples that he’s made, as in promoting James Hinson, and with his – Chief Miller’s disbanding of the Greensboro gang squad.   Who’s keeping a lid on the gang activity?  As an example, putting the Latin Kings away.  Now we’ve got gangs shooting at each other outside of Four Seasons mall.  Way to go, Chief Miller.  There’s nobody watching after the gangs since you did away with the gang squad.  And promoting Hinson, what a joke.

 

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NPR despises the charter school movement because the charter schools are not controlled by the government and by the education labor unions.  However, even I was surprised when I listened today to “All Things Considered” and they issued a perfunctory and gratuitous correction from a previous story in which they had said that New Orleans, the city that is on course to have more charter schools than any other city in the United States, did not in fact have 80 percent of their schools as charter schools being graded as a D or an F.  They corrected it today, August 13, by saying that the true figure was actually approximately 20 percent.  So, despite their best effort to smear the charter school movement, they had to ‘fess up and say that they had misrepresented the charter school movement for their own goals.  And they wonder why we call them national propaganda radio.  Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker.

 

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John Hammer, you’ve got the article regarding the saloon, Cascade Saloon, all wrong.  How is it that a renovation or Preservation Greensboro can do for $175,000, namely stabilize and rehabilitate the building when your article says that the council thought that it would cost $800,000 to do that?  It seems to me this saloon is going to be a white elephant on the taxpayers’ back.  Are there any written assurances that Preservation Greensboro will not come back and ask for more money?

 

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Editor’s Note: The article did not state that Preservation Greensboro could renovate the building for $175,000.  But in order to make the deal work, Preservation Greensboro asked for $175,000 in exchange for taking at least a $300,000 liability off the city’s hands.  It was a very good deal for the taxpayer.

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2014

 

I was coming out of Jaycee Park this morning.  A Greensboro police car was in front of me and was in the right turn lane turning right onto Pisgah Church Road.  I was going left.  It then turned left in front of me without signaling.  Police officers should set a good example with their driving.

 

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You may have recently seen Kay Hagan’s new television ad.  And if you’re like me, you probably couldn’t help but laugh when Hagan called herself a moderate.  North Carolinians know that Kay Hagan is not the moderate she claims to be.  Just look at her record.  Hagan cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and repeatedly lied about being able to keep your health care.  Hagan has voted for hundreds of billions of dollars of tax increases on small businesses.  The national debt has skyrocketed by $7 trillion since Hagan arrived in Washington.  Hagan has an F rating from the NRA.  That’s not the record of a moderate.  That’s the record of a senator who has voted with Obama 95 percent of the time.  The next time you’re with friends and family and you see Hagan’s ad, remind them of her real record.  We can’t let Hagan deceive North Carolinians again.

 

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Hey there, Keith here.  Just heard on News 2 that the police had a ride-along for the bicycles.  But they didn’t say – do you ride on the seat or do you ride on the handlebars?  Thanks.

 

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No wonder stores and restaurants are closing in Greensboro.  The atmosphere in Greensboro has deteriorated in the past few years where the City Council pays off the undeserving while the deserving are denied.  We, in the outlying areas, are taking our shopping and dining out to other cities.

 

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It is good the State Highway Patrol arrested former Chief Bellamy on the driving while drunk charge instead of the Greensboro Police Department.  If GPD had arrested him, James Hinson would have come out and carried this drunk man home as he did former Chief White’s son several years ago.  And if he had been arrested, or not arrested, by the Greensboro Police Department, there would have been a civil suit filed for X amount of dollars and our weak-kneed City Council would have paid them off after spending lots of money on attorneys for defense with no questions asked, and then paid him off …

 

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Yeah, this is to John Hammer.  Great piece this week about 70 years of peace we’ve had here.  I’m a retired Vietnam veteran.  And I would also like to say it’s wonderful to turn on Fox News in the morning, like 7:30 in the morning, when Doushi and them are on, and I saw the CIA man dress down Bill Clinton for what he is – a big liar.  And, also, managed to call Geraldo Rivera a dummy.  Absolutely outstanding.  Somebody that finally tells the truth.  John, if you get a chance, take a look at that piece that Fox had when the CIA man come on and said how many times Bill Clinton had a chance to kill Bin Laden and did not do so, passed it on to Bush.  He said the only fool in the White House is the one that’s up there now.  But did have another fool, Bill Clinton.  A great piece.  Oorah.

 

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The man that put this beep in here about – tell me why all these fools find something wrong with Obama.  Well, I can set down with you and tell you he’s done nothing for this country.  He’s a Muslim.  He’s a liar, hypocrite and also he hates white people.  The man has not done nothing right.  Now, he hates Christianity.  There’s no doubt about that.  And he wants to squash the Republican Party so it won’t be but one party.  Then he’ll make a comeback, and he’ll be King Obama.  Then the white people will disappear like the Revelation book says.  The book in the Bible.  You’re the fool, man.

 

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Please, could your paper provide us with the information regarding the total costs per diem package included for every cost to have the legislature in North Carolina, that’s including the House and the Senate members to be in session this summer?  How much is that actually costing us, complete package total as taxpayers?  This session was not to even be held as they pass a two-year budget, which was done last year.  I’d like to know how much money they’re wasting this summer getting paid to goof around in Raleigh.  This kind of information is very important to us taxpayers.  The total disregard of those members who are dragging this out because they have no other job and are seeking a paycheck and a hotel package and food payments, and car entitlements, and gas, and so forth.  This is ridiculous.  Thank you.

 

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Editor’s Note: The legislature meets every year.  In odd numbered years they have a long session and in even numbered years a short session.  Historically, this was not a particularly long short session.

 

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Well, a vote for Kay Hagan is a vote for Obama.  She is going to follow the Democratic leader who is absolutely ruining this country.  He knew that these people were coming in from South America.  He knew it a year ago.  But what the people don’t understand, they’re watching basketball, football, baseball, your taxpayers have got to keep these people up.  He don’t care.  By the time the country is completely flat broke, he’ll be out vacationing somewhere, drawing a great big check for him and his family for the rest of their lives.  Kay Hagan is as sad as Obama.  She said Obamacare was good, you could keep your doctor.  We know now all that was a lie.  If you want to see it get worse, vote her in.

 

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Is there some reader at the Rhino who can tell me whether the Hobby Lobby insurance for its employees covers such things as vasectomies, Viagra and perhaps even condoms?  I’d sure love to know.  Thank you.

 

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That’s pretty good.  The pro-abortion Democrats want to kill the unwanted babies in the womb of their mother.  What they’re saying is, we don’t want you.  You’re not welcome here.  We don’t want you in our country.  So, they slice them and dice them in the womb of the mother and then flush them down the toilet like a piece of garbage.  That’s what the Democrats think of human life.  But, yet, they treat the legal American citizens like that in the womb, but, yet, they open the borders and let the illegals come right across and say, you’re welcome.  But the babies in the womb are not welcome, but these illegals coming across the border, they’re welcome.  Maybe it’s because the babies in the womb can’t vote.  Wake up, America.  Thank you.

 

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And continuing my call.  Once these people are sent all around the country and into each and every one of these communities, and the place in California that put a road block up and stopped them from coming into their communities, had the right idea.  They knew they could not fund the cost involved in putting these people in their communities and paying for their schooling, and their education, and paying for them to live in their communities while they go out and undermine the values of another person’s job.  We have 20 million people out of work in this country right now.  Forty-eight million receiving some kind of government assistance, and this is due to an influx of illegal aliens.  And these people in the unions, these peoples at the chamber of commerce, these people are the ones pushing for more and more illegal aliens to be brought into this country.

 

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Good morning.  I’m just calling to thank you for your refreshing honesty and openness in your “Rhino Returning to Old Stomping Grounds.”  I enjoyed that article, and I do wish y’all the very best.  It’s going to be fun to see where you go from here.  I do have one question I haven’t seen addressed on the TV.  If it has, maybe y’all can answer it in an article.  I don’t understand, with the Israeli intelligence, how they didn’t know about all these tunnels as they were being built and take care of them before it came to this point.  Anyway, take care.  Bye.

 

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Editor’s Note: That’s a great question.  I’ll see what I can find out.

 

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Yes, calling about the Heritage House.  That place over there was full of Section 8 renters.  The City of Greensboro is supposed to keep up with that and make sure that they meet the minimum housing standards and they are in good shape before they the monthly rent to those slumlords over there.  They said the building has been in disrepair for years and the city is aware of that.  They said this year they had over 2,800 calls from the police and other services, and they know they have a problem going on over there, but they continue to pay the Section 8 money every month to these slumlords.  Why did the city allow that to happen?  I don’t understand that.  For years they’ve done that.

 

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Chief Miller is leaving.  Good riddance to him.  Unfortunately, he’s leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse, though.

 

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Yes, I’m calling about the Monday paper, the City Council talking about orphan streets and an engineering company said our streets are in excellent condition.  Evidently, the engineer observed all the streets from his desk or his computer, because up here on Kingston Road we have some holes in the street that can swallow a whole tire.  And on another road the surface is already breaking up.  So he needs to be looking around other places.  Thank you.

 

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Editor’s Note: You should call your councilmember and get those pot holes fixed.

 

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Well, they’re many of us that’s had the same experience that want – we have something to say.  And here it is.  In addition to the Department of Social Services and the HHS in Raleigh, one of the most prevailing agencies, departments, whatever you want to call it, is the State Bar.  Let me tell you.  You’re just wasting your time, energy, expense by writing the North Carolina State Bar about anything.  Here’s how that works.  You state – you make a legitimate complaint.  You state the facts and the truths.  Now, here’s what’s happened.  You name the attorney and/or attorneys involved and here’s the way it works down there.  It’s like the wolf guarding the henhouse.  They contact the attorneys.  The attorneys, of course, are going to cover their tracks even if it takes a lie to do it, and most of time that’s what it boils down to.  And, then, the ones that they’re supposed to be investigating …

 

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Yes, ma’am.  This is Rodney.  I put an application in at one of your BP stations here in Wilmington, and I was trying to find out if you had received the application.  And you thought you may have on the resume that I turned in with it.  Thank you, ma’am.  Goodbye.

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This is a continuation of my first call made about the North Carolina State Bar.  There’s a group of us that have shared the same letters.  And they got the same wording.  And let me tell you what they say.  They say the records speak so and so.  They won’t tell you what record.  They just say the record.  Well, that could be the News & Record paper.  But, anyway, that’s how they respond to you.  And, then, when you try to follow up with the one that has signed the letter, they’re never available, or they will not return your call in order to counter.  This is the truth.  We’ve got the truth.  We’ve got the proof that lawyers have come in there, and they have lied about – to the North Carolina State Bar – about a grievance that was filed.

 

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Yes, Steely Dan Fan, again, Man.  Like I said, these people that are supposedly going to be picking up, or these children that are supposed to be going up here to wait on their parents to come claim them, those people should be arrested and deported immediately.  I don’t care if they are legal.  Once they are complicit in trying to get illegals across, then they are illegal.  And they should be deported immediately, as well as the rest of them.  And as far as them having all these young children when they knew they shouldn’t have, if we can afford to send millions and millions of weapons across the borders so that they can fight and kill each other down there, wouldn’t it be a lot cheaper to drop condoms?  Just airlift a bunch of condoms and drop them over everywhere down there?  Wouldn’t it make better sense?  All right.  I’m done, Bud.

 

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Verified by the post office, according to postal regulations, when a person moves out of an apartment and a new resident is moving in an apartment, the apartment complex is supposed to have new mailbox keys done for the new residents.  Wonder how many apartment complexes or apartment communities are doing this, question mark, question mark?  This needs to be checked into.  I know of a residence where this probably did not happen, because I’m sure it costs money to do so.

 

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Even when young black men were specifically seeking out white people to assault in a vicious and unprovoked violent way, something which they called polar bear hunting, or knock-out games, even during such instances, which were obviously racially charged, the mass media could never bring themselves to describe those violent incidences as being racially charged.  Why do you think it was called polar bear hunting and not brown bear hunting, or black bear hunting?  That exposes the hypocrisy of the mass media, doesn’t it?  Once again, just sign me off as An Independent Thinker.

 

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Yes, since Chief Miller is gone, if they give Hinson the chief of police position, look out Greensboro.  We’ll be another Chicago.  Also, it is really anyone that has any morals after what all Hinson’s done, and several other officers, should pray about this really hard.  And not let this happen, or else Greensboro is corrupt as it is.  Do not add more corruption to it.  Thank you.

 

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Hey, I’m out here at Country Park walking around.  Hadn’t been here since, like I was 8 years old.  And, you know, it hasn’t changed much.  It’s still just a bunch of red clay, and erosion, and sediment washing into the lake.  It’s really dumpy, man.  I mean you’d think about 30 years they could figure out the erosion problem out here.

 

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Yes, talking about the Heritage House.  They keep saying like over half the people there don’t have jobs, don’t have any money to pay to go anywhere else.  Which means they’ve got to be on Section 8.  And if that’s the case, the city is supposed to oversee all the Section 8 and make sure it’s livable housing.  Why haven’t they been doing that over the years?  Secondly, if this property is in such bad shape, they’re all individually owned by landlords, why isn’t the city taking the landlords to task?  Those are the questions people need to be asking.

 

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All Democrats are not this way, but some of them are absolutely ridiculous.  Burlington and Greensboro are showing how the food pantries are running out of food.  People coming in from South America, and some of the Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Jermoon Green think that’s the very thing to do, said that’s what God would want.  They forget about the abortion thing that they went along on.  They don’t want to talk about that.  Just anything for the Democratic Party.  He absolutely wants this country, Obama does, to be a one-party system that is Democratic.  There used to be a Democratic Party, it was called communist.  There was another one called the Nazi.  A one-party system is not going to work in this country, and people need to wake up.  If your granddaddy has been a Democrat ever since he was on this earth, you need to wake up and see which way to vote when it comes November.

 

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I just saw on the front page, Michelle Kennedy says the evacuation of the Heritage House is a humanitarian crisis.  And, then, at today’s paper it shows up one of the residents at this humanitarian crisis throwing out a perfectly – what appears to be a perfectly good bicycle.  Thanks.

 

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Like your situation, John, birds are eating me out of house and home as well.  If you get some good explanations of what’s going on, I’d like to know, too.  Please share your information in your newspaper.  Thanks.  You’re doing a great job.

 

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Editor’s Note: We had a good explanation from Barbara Haralson of Wild Birds Unlimited in the Letters to the Editor section last week.  By the way, if you really want to be eaten out of house and home, try feeding flying squirrels.  I think they eat their weight in seeds every night.

 

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Hey, Steely Dan Fan Man.  I was a little disappointed that my call about the illegal aliens was not published in this week’s Beep.  And I understand you don’t have room all the time for every Beep.  But I did notice that there were some people in there that totally just almost word-for-word said what I said.  But on another note, on these UNC-CH people that are graduating that are reading on middle-school levels, and I’m reading it right now in the newspaper, when I was in the eighth grade I was tested.  And I was reading on a first year of college level.  And it bewilders me how these people can get through and pass and graduate college and not even be able to spell their name basically.  I mean it’s just absolutely ridiculous.  All right.  Bye.

 

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Yeah, I see on the news here this morning that they are questioning Sgt. Bergdahl, a one-star general, I believe, is questioning him.  And I called in last year and said that they should take him out and tie him to a pole and shoot him.  This, of course, coming from a retired Marine.  But times have changed.  I’d love to go ahead and give him 40 virgins and a free home in Hawaii.

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We’ll be lucky to win any more wars with the government like we’ve got going on now.  When Obama takes a deserter and starts hugging on his daddy and mama and making a big speech about it in the Rose Garden, and they say now they’re going to interview Sgt. Bergdahl.  They promoted him to sergeant while he was a deserter.  I tell you right now, that don’t make any sense at all to me.  When I was in there, you were absent without leave for 30 days.  After 30 days you was declared a deserter.  This man was gone five years.  He needs to be in Leavenworth and forfeit all pay and allowances and busted to the rank of private.  Now what they are going to do with him, I don’t know.  But somebody like Obama running this country, they’ll promote him to lieutenant or something and put him back in charge of a brigade.

 

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2014

 

I don’t like either party.  I didn’t leave the GOP.  The GOP left me.  Both seem too extreme left and right.  Skip and Arnold argued all day but had drinks together after work.  Those days are gone.  I’m independent and fitting more into a Libertarian stance.  Government, leave us the heck alone.

 

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I’m calling about the poll I saw where Kay Hagan is leading Thom Tillis in the reelection of 2014.  I’d like to say that everyone in the community needs to pay attention to her voting record and how she has gone step-for-step with Obama, voting on each and everything he wanted passed.  And what we’re going to have is the same thing we have.  One thing that should deter anybody from voting for her is the simple fact that Harry Reid’s PAC is spending goodness knows how much money trying to get her reelected just so they can control the Senate.  The Senate is being run by Harry Reid.  That’s why we get nothing done.  Mr. Reid is a disgrace in his self getting on Fox News and the news channels and telling that the borders are secure …

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When I call questioning your beliefs about where guns should be allowed, I should have known that you would twist it around to try to weasel out of giving us an answer.  And the honesty, or dishonesty, of gun owners had nothing to do with my call at all.  Come on, quit pushing around and give us a direct yes or no.  Do you think guns should be allowed everywhere?

 

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Editor’s Note: I can’t think of anywhere I wouldn’t allow legally owned guns.

 

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I’ve just been taken again.  So let me give a warning to everybody else.  I was getting ready to go into Starbucks there at the grocery store across from the wine store on Battleground, and I was hit up by a lady with her sad story about no food for her kids, etc., etc.  And being a soft touch I gave her $5.  And, then, when I got in my car and turned around to watch to see where she went, she went across the street, got in a big SUV on the parking lot at the wine store into a car that’s better and bigger than the one I drive.  Last time I pass out any money.

 

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Yeah, The Sound of the Beep section in your Rhino Times is becoming a voice for Fox News: baseless, factless, mindless babbling.

 

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I would like to thank Mr. Hammer and his staff and anybody associated with the Rhino Times for producing this very informative newspaper that we are so lucky to have every week.  Thank you for a great job.

 

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As a member of the Greatest Generation, and a veteran of the Second World War, all my life I’ve worn a hat.  And it was called a fedora.  I don’t wear them anymore – felt in the winter and straw in the summer.  We were taught at an early age as children, young boys with a cap on, that when you entered an elevator and there were ladies, you took the cap off your head.  When you entered a dining room, you took off a cap or the hat.  When you entered a waiting room for a doctor, you took off your hat or your cap.  When you entered church, you took off your hat or your cap.  Anything else was considered ill-bred and a sign of somebody who was a real, quote, clod, unquote, and a bit tacky.  And as someone who’s of that era, I’m getting weary with watching grown men and boys come into nice restaurants with a cap clamped to their head as if it had grown there.  It’s time somebody tells them that they look tacky.  Thank you much.

 

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Wake up, fellow North Carolinians.  They have crammed gay marriage down our throats.  We voted it down in this state by a two-thirds margin.  But, yet, now since Virginia decided to pass it, our own Roy Cooper said he is not going to defend the ban on same-sex marriage.  Don’t let them cram this down our throats.  We do not want it in this state.  We voted against it.  We think it’s wrong.  So, we need to rise up and stand against it.  Any legal way possible we can overturn it and make it illegal in this state, we need to do it.  And I don’t know how the homosexuals can claim victory when the people voted it down.  But a judge overturns the election.  How is that victory?  Thank you.

 

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I’d like to insert a little bit of humor in human nature if I could.  Next time you go to a restaurant, sit down and just kind of glance around and see how many young men and boys have got one leg or both legs and just jiggling up, that leg is just jiggling like crazy up and down, up and down, up and down.  And, then, they might stop a minute and get the other leg going.  And I just kind of look around the restaurant, and you see very few women doing it, but mostly it’s men and boys.  You may be doing it yourself.  I don’t know.  Anyhow.  It’s just kind of cute to look around and see how many men are doing it.  Thank you for your paper.  I love reading it.  And keep it up.  Thank you now.  Bye.

 

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If someone has reported the power pole damage on Jefferson Road near Friendly, why hasn’t Duke fixed it?  It has been over 30 days, and the power lines are less than five feet off the ground.  Please check it out.  Thank you.

 

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Yeah, hey, did y’all hear about that Viagra truck that got robbed?  Yeah, the police are looking for two hardened criminals.  All right.

 

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Anybody that thinks Nancy Pelosi has got two cents for two seconds, you’ve got it times about right.  How in the world did she ever got into Washington, DC?  The people that voted her in must have been from an insane asylum.  They were just out for the weekend to vote.  I’d like to know, they keep talking about these children being mistreated.  How many children was mistreated down there?  How many was beat?  How many was killed?  How many was robbed?  How many was raped?  How many?  Nobody has answered that question.  Obama invited them up here.  And he’s going to try to give them amnesty to build up the Democratic Party.  And if they don’t do something about it – they need to go ahead and send them back.  They can’t even feed – we can’t feed what we got now.

 

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Hello.  This is Tony from the North saying hello.  On the issue of immigration, what they should do is put that e-verification system in and then if they find immigrants, illegal immigrants working for companies, they should fine them $100,000 at least for each worker that’s illegal.  That needs to get up fast.  That would stop.  On the caller who was speaking about discrimination for all the people working for one company; I think it was the bus company, were black.  This happened to me up North where the bus company was all black.  And I went online to see how you could, you know, charge them with discrimination.  You know how hard it is for a Caucasian to charge discrimination?  Someday we will be in the minority, and then maybe we can cry discrimination.  Thank you.  You guys have a good day.  I love your paper.  Bye-bye.

 

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Editor’s Note: In Greensboro you are already in the minority.

 

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North Carolina law requires that anyone transporting another person for money, such as a taxi service, they have to display a taxi license plate or a for-hire license plate on the back of the car.  If someone comes to pick you up as a taxi service, and they do not have a taxi license plate or a for-hire license plate, they are in violation.

 

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Isn’t it odd that when a black person is killed by a white man the television and radio and the press always describe the incident as being racially charged.  But when a white person is killed by a black man, it’s never described as being racially charged, is it?  Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker.

 

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Yeah, Steely Dan Fan Man.  I’m looking at the front page of the News & Record.  And they show a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, illegals of course.  And it shows a group hall.  This problem down south of the border has been going on, especially in Mexico.  But south of the border period for five to 10 years anyway.  And none of these children in this photograph, there parents had no business having them children to begin with knowing that they couldn’t support them.  They were in danger down there.  They couldn’t feed them.  They couldn’t clothe them.  And all that.  And furthermore, if they’re going to send the children north of the border to family members and friends, thinking that they’re going to get away with that.  As soon as they reach the family and friends, the family and friends should be arrested in complicity.

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Absolutely, without a doubt, President Obama hates this country.  That’s the reason he won’t get the Marine out of jail in Mexico.  That’s the reason that he carried the deserter’s parents out in the Rose Garden and hugged on them, and shook hands, and done everything he could do, and walked with them through the doors holding on to them as they went through.  He dislikes this country.  He don’t like anything about it.  He wants all of it changed.  And he’s going to change it.  All Democratic voters that are veterans, think about it.  This man deserted.  It looks like to me they’re not going to do anything to him.  They promoted him while he was a deserter, and now they’re going to pay him while he was gone.  That’s what he calls justice.

 

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Yeah, hey, what’s up with all those jet flames disappearing and stuff?  I got theories.  It’s probably aliens or something.  The aliens got them.  Yeah, Scott Yost, you should write an article about that or something.  Maybe pretty interesting, wouldn’t you think?  Yeah, so, thanks.

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Well, here it is as if we don’t have enough trouble as it is.  With all of these immigrants coming over here into this country.  We don’t know what kind of diseases they got or whatever else they got.  And they’re going – and it’s going to be a catastrophe in this country here, whether you people want to believe it or not.  Because these people are all sick.  They’ve got everything.  And, then, they come over here and let them wander around and give it to everybody.  And on top of it, here they are bringing two people back here to the United States that’s got Ebola.  Why don’t the doctors go over there and treat them where the Ebola is at?  Why bring it back to this country and get something else spreading out?  And that’s exactly what they’re going to do.  Because there’s going to be some smart aleck that’s going to accidently make a mistake.  Oh, I accidently touched them.  I accidently did this.

 

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When the fish have been caught, when all the animals have been slaughtered, when all the rivers and streams have been polluted, when all the farmland has been built on, when all the waters contaminated, and all the land is contaminated, only then will we realize we can’t eat money.

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Hey, Guilford County.  Bishop and Groometown Road.  Y’all need to start working on it.  I asked you months ago to start.  Now it’s time to start for real.

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Yeah, I wish Rocky all the luck in the world with his new venture downtown.  But if your House of Blues hall only holds 500 to 800 people, what hot, major band will play for a crowd that small?

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Hello.  I’m someone who’s wheelchair bound and disabled and dependent upon public transportation to be able to travel.  I very much agree that there is a need for the city streets in Greensboro to be repaved.  Thank you for this service that you provide.

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On July 31 there was a caller from High Point calling for legislators to start taxing text messages.  In response to that caller, I say, tax you.

 

 

 

 

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